What a time we have had in the last few days. Tuesday afternoon Joe and I went to Dunphy Ford and met with Phyllis who wanted to show us the car I had called about. It's amazing what you can find online. I looked, I liked, I bought. But not before I saw the car in person and took a test drive.
The dealership and Phyllis in particular gave us such a good deal. She lowered the price, gave us a bumper to bumper 8 year warranty, gave us a 4 year tire warranty and arranged financing for us. On top of that, the car is beautiful and the mileage low. I drove it around the neighborhood a bit with Joe as my passenger checking out the dashboard and the feel of the ride. We both loved it and felt this was the car God was giving us.
After we left there, we had to go to the salvage place to finish cleaning out our car. I had left my Easy Pass and a couple of other things in there by mistake. We also wanted to get our license plate off of it. I was surprised to see just what shape our little car was in.
Poor little car. It gave us many hours of happy memories over the years.
Yesterday I met up with my friend Carole who followed me to Enterprise to return the rental car. It was crowded there and I waited a long time. But finally I was done and Carole and I headed off to Dunphy to pick up the new car.
Everything went well and Carole got to be the first of our friends to see it. She loved it. I paid what I owed and drove the car home. Like most new cars it will take me a couple of days to feel really comfortable in it. And it still doesn't feel like mine. But it will. All in time.
So you want to see it?
I still look for a light blue car. I'm not used to the gray yet.
The dashboard has two computers. Not just screens, but actual things I have to program. It took awhile to figure them out. I'm still not sure I've got them where I want them, but it will do for now. This is the radio, satellite, phone and who knows what else. It has a lot of buttons. It also shows the time and the temperature. We counted last night and you can pre-program up to 50 radio stations.
The other screen is behind the steering wheel. Again it shows tons of things and I have to go through a menu, a large menu, to figure out what I'm doing.
Phyllis set Trip 1 to 0 miles before I left the dealership. So you can see at this point I've driven the car 5 miles. It's up to 9 miles now because I went to church last night.
Here's a picture of the interior. All gray. But that's OK. I like gray.
I just realized I don't know how to put gas in it. Oops! I think I'd better find out before I go on my road trip tomorrow.
Tomorrow is my sister Elaine's birthday and we are heading out to Lancaster County for the day and an overnight. Of course you are coming along. You always do, don't you?