My New Car
As I stated in a previous post, I put my beloved Ford Explorer up for sale. Well, last week someone else fell in love with it also and after an exchange of money, it became theirs. It will always go down as one of the best vehicles I have ever owned but like most things in life, it was time to move on.
So began the search for my new car. After spending the past few weeks test-driving a researching various SUV’s, I narrowed my list of possible cars down to a Jeep Liberty and a Nissan Xterra. We thought about getting something larger but after factoring in the price of even a used SUV with a 3rd row along with the cost of gas, I decided to stay in the midsize-smaller SUV class. I liked both the Liberty and Xterra a lot so it would basically come down to which I found the best deal on. My search led me to Larry Whicker Motors, the same place I bought my Explorer 5 years ago next month. Larry had a ’03 Liberty at an unbelievable price. I saw it on Sunday (but they were closed) and by the time I got there on Monday it was already sold. He then showed me a ’01 Xterra with only 48,000 miles he had just got in. It was a one owner and it had been kept in excellent condition. I was afraid it was out of my price range but when Larry told me what he could “let it go for” it was a perfect fit for my financially. I wanted to bring Beth up to see it that night but Larry insisted I just take it home and keep it over night. When I asked if he needed any id or insurance info, he just shrugged it off and said he trusted me. After Beth and I drove it around that evening, I knew that would be the car for me. I took it back the next day and asked him to give me one more day to think about it. After a little more research, I knew it was a great deal and vehicle. SO I called him on Thursday and told him I’d take it.
I took ownership of it on Friday morning and haven’t looked back.
I do want to say a big THANK YOU to Rhonda for loaning me her truck for the past week to drive while I was in-between cars!!