Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My New Ride

Back in October we tried to get of my Highlander car lease.
It didn't happen. 
The best anyone would offer would have only lowered our payments 
$20 to $30 bucks a month. Not enough to make a difference. 
When we were living in San Diego the car payment was no big deal,
but now that I am making half of what I was it was hurting us. 

I recently became with friends some customers of mine, 
and after talking one day discovered Baby-Daddy works at a car dealership.
He told me he could get me out of my lease no problem. 
Monday Travis and I took a little drive to pay him a visit. 
Turns out he wasn't lying. 

We ended up leaving the dealership with a new car for me....
and a new car for Travis!
I know it sounds insane.
But we were able to lower our car payments, a combined $200/month.
Our car insurance rates are going to go down.
And, Travis alone will be saving almost $100/month on gas. 

It's what we felt we should do at this point in our life. 
We really need to lower our expenses, and this was one step to doing just that.
In all honesty, I loved my Highlander, but I never used it to it's potential.
Now, I realize a lot of that is because we don't have kids, 
but a HUGE reason we bought that car was for the third row.
Turns out you cannot put any time of car seat (including booster) in the third row. 
And considering a kiddo needs to be in a booster until they are at least 8, 
that's a looong time before I could use that third row. 
It just didn't make sense to keep a car that was costing us so much,
and we weren't able to utilize in it's full capacity. 

Here it is...but mine has tinted windows. 
A must here in Texas. 



  1. I like it!

    I hope it will fit 2 RF infant seats comfortably?

  2. Well, who doesn’t love the Highlander? It sure is a timeless ride. $200 a month sounds good. Yeah, at some point in our lives, we’ll just have to deal with lowering our expenses to afford the things we want. Congratulations on both your cars. I hope you two will have happy road trips ahead. :)

    -Ivo Beutler

  3. If you need a car to help you with your day-to-day chores, a less expensive car is not a bad choice. That way, you can save up money for your other expenses. A car’s value is beyond its price tag. What matters is that it can drive you to your destination safe and comfortable!

    Rita McCall

  4. I know it is a bit late, but congratulations on the new car! The vehicle looks superb! I know it is no Highlander, but the new one is also great. At times, we have to give up some things that we like, so we can have something better. In your case, a smokin’ auto. :-) [Nettie Christensen]

  5. That's is really insane. You're really fortunate to get a deal like that. Imagine the almost hundred dollars you get to save per month!

    Leisa Dreps

  6. If the car was costing you too much, I would say you made the right decision to get a new one. It’s a plus that you got the car on a lease. Anyway, I was imagining the car with tinted windows, and it looks great! What did Travis get? Well, it can certainly be considered a great deal!

    @Sebastian Gaydos


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