Monday, May 30, 2011

It's a good fit...

So...


I was on my way to work Friday morning and my Taurus POS just decided to stall out as I was driving along....


Lucky I was in a school zone going only 20 mph...


Of course the people behind me were not so happy when I slowed down instead of speeding up at the end of the school zone...


But better than going 75 mph through the Blue Ridge Mountains...


Yeah...


That was the scenario the last time my POS had this little problem...


Déjà vu...


I should have realized....


When the check engine light would not go off...


And the "A Door is Open" light started displaying randomly....


And the rain induced smoke from the front of the car started appearing more frequently...


Yeah, it has been raining a lot lately....


But still....


So I made a decision on the way to work Friday...


I was going car shopping this weekend...


Any car will do....


As long as it is new....


I hoped to take one of my sons along for a show of manhood...


But they were pretty busy this weekend...


So I just went for it...


Visited one dealer...


Told him what I wanted...


He showed me what he had that "fit" my wants and needs...


I saw something I liked....


Took it for a test drive...


Made a down payment...


Prayed the financing would go through  - as my credit is less than stellar...


And it all "fit" together rather nicely...


Yes - I am the proud owner of a Honda Fit...


Pretty much right off the boat...


I consider this purchase doing my part to help the Japanese economy get back on track after Tsunami...


And so I plan to deduct this charitable contribution on my 2011 tax return....



4 comments:

Core Contrarian said...

Wesley Snipes went to jail for that!

I hope you enjoy your new car.

Phillipia said...

Thanks for the advice, Mr. Contrarian...and for visiting:)

Surly Scott said...

Wow! Congrats! I was thinking of going car shopping too, but it would have to be for a used one as a new one won't fit my budget.

Phillipia said...

Thanks, Scott. With the holiday rates over the weekend, it made more sense for me to get a new car - especially with the history of problems I have had with the last two used cars I purchased. And then there is the fact that I am not as mechanically inclined as you are:)