Or I guess, more accurately, I'm back behind the wheel. It's been over two months without a car.
I was campaigning for something along these lines...
photo credit: momentcar.com
...but Carey reminded me that they weren't equipped with air conditioning back then. Ah well, he will need another truck someday...I'll keep working on him...he likes the heat. :)
So we got a 2015 Chevy Equinox with less than 17,000 miles on it. Looks brand new inside and out and still under warranty. We felt we got it for a good price as well.
We test drove a different make and model earlier in the week. It was one that I have admired for the past few years. It was maxed out with computerized everything and really overwhelmed me. I got the same feeling I get when my new-fangled HE washer thinks it's smarter than me. It was quite a bit older, had way more miles on it, and was more than we wanted to pay. I'm happy that I made a point to give it a try, though, so I won't have to wonder if we shouldn't have gotten one of those. Happily, I don't have any doubts.
The Equinox is great. Has the updates I wanted without being 'too' much.
Now I have to clean out my side of the garage so I can park inside! Remember WAY back when I had Carey move some things from storage into my garage space so I could go through them? Yep. Gotta get on that.
Coincidentally, Jared had to replace his car as well yesterday with a new-to-him version that he is very happy about. I know he's not going to want to give up his covered spot...not after the hail damage he had to his previous car last spring.