Sunday, February 8, 2009
It Finally Happened...
Believe it or not, I've finally done it, I finally bought a new car! Yes, after people have been hearing me talk about it for a good solid 2 years at least, I figured that was enough of a build-up to the big event.
Last Thursday, I finally went and bought a new 2009 Toyota Prius. Those I talk with alot know that I've been looking to get one of these for ages, and finally the stars all aligned properly, and hell is probably freezing over as we speak, so plan accordingly.
It all worked out in my favor rather well. Up until a month or two ago, it was impossible to find a Prius anywhere in stock around Chicago, since people were still freaking out about the gas prices and the novelty of the car, so I would have had to put down a deposit and wait six months to get one then.
One of the dealers near me suddenly had 8 of them in stock recently, blame both the bad economy and the much lower gas prices, it all turned into good news for me.
Bella loves the car, she just calls it the Blue car right now. It's got plenty of fun distractions, like a screen that constantly shows our fuel consumption and power usage moment by moment, and that sort of thing.
I'm very, very happy about it now, it's been worth the wait. And by the way, anyone in the market for a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, you now know who to talk to.