Tuesday, April 17

Wait...a SAFE car?


That's right, one of the benefits of being a Toyota employee is that our vehicle needs are taken care of. As I roamed the used car lot today, dreaming of better things than my dieing 1991 Subaru Legacy and holding back tears because of more reports of things needing fixed, a salesman approached me. "I see you drooling over this Matrix, you want to test drive it?" "Ummmm...YES." So we test drove, I weighed the costs of average monthly repairs verses the monthly payment for the Matrix at my employee rate. Cheaper, this beautiful, SAFE, car, which is covered under a 100,000 mile dealer warranty is cheaper per month than my current vehicle. The salesman gave me more than the actual trade in value of my car, no money down, and made me feel better about abandoning the car I've so lovingly kept on life support for the past three years. After calling my father for support, I signed the papers. This car is young, it's safe, and will hopefully spare me some headaches. Now I just need a name; any suggestions.

8 comments:

Italian Love Affair said...

Wow a new car! So much has changed since I have been gone I can’t believe it. I am glad that you got a new car, it was time. Not that I didn’t like your old car, I did. But I’m sure this new car will bring you happiness. Can’t wait to break it in with our random road trips to the den and LA.

lisa d said...

sooooooo exxxxxxxciting!!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Anonymous said...

Unlike cats, who keep their REAL names secret, the car will reveal its name to you in due time. Give it a week! Love ya, mom

alexae said...

How about Hansel? (That Hansel; He's so Hot)

Rocket Surgeon, Phd said...

Salvador?

Then you could just call it Sally

kelly v said...

Ummm....maybe...I want a guy's name 'cause it's a sporty car, but I don't know about Hansel or Salvador. I had been thinking Chester, but a guy at work told me that name makes him think of Cheetos; I'm not down with my car reminding people of junk food.

lisa d said...

chester the molester.

no deal.

BarefootKangaroo said...

Name it "slave."