Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Shiny New Set of Wheels

After Stephen and I got back from Hawaii, it was time to put our next big summer plan into action – buying a new car! While we initially weren’t sure we wanted to spend the money right now, especially since we are hoping to buy a home within the next several years, Stephen’s sister was selling her 2011 Honda CR-V before moving away from DC, and the opportunity was just too good to pass up.


So far, we’ve had the car for about a month and love everything about it, including the following.
  • I've always wanted an SUV, and this one has good safety ratings and just 20,000 miles on it. It should also be a good family car in the future once we have kids.
  • It's much roomier and newer than our Jetta, which is still running great after 10 years, but obviously won’t last forever.
  • We now have two cars, giving us more flexibility to get around town, especially if we ever move to an area without good public transportation.
  • It has a built-in GPS system, which was a must for me in any new car, along with a backup camera, Bluetooth syncing for my phone and possibly even a couple other cool features I still need to learn how to use.
All in all, we couldn't be happier with our decision and hope this car will serve us well for years to come! 

22 comments:

  1. Fun! We have a Jetta sport wagon (with a hatchback) that we just got last fall, and it looks really similar to your car. We love it!

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    1. Sounds nice! We've had a great experience with our smaller Jetta.

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  2. Hooray!! Don't forget the seat warmers for winter :)

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    1. Thanks, Meg! I knew there was something else I was forgetting! :)

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  3. Very nice! I love having the GPS and blue tooth in my new car. Looks like a great purchase.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, the GPS and bluetooth are awesome!

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  4. Such a good looking car! And great features too!

    I just got a Jetta and I love that little car. I'm glad to read that you noted yours has been good to you for ten years.

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    1. Thanks, Faith! Oh yeah, our Jetta is in great shape even after all this time. I'm glad you like yours, too. They are great cars!

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  5. if i could trade in my saturn vue this is the exact car i want to trade in for, i love this car!

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    1. Hi Meg! Yeah, I would definitely recommend this car to anyone. I know so many people who have had great experiences with them.

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  6. ooh yay!! gotta love a new car. i paid mine off last month or so...finally!

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    1. Congrats! The expense and payments are definitely the least fun part. LOL.

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  7. What a nice looking car! I love my honda civic, but would love to upgrade to an SVU in the future!

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    1. Thanks, Morgan! I used to drive a Honda Accord during college and had a great experience with that car, too. I definitely recommend this SUV as an upgrade!

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  8. what a great car! We've been looking into the whole suv/crossover thing as well, this car will def. serve you well for many many years. LOVE that is has built in GPS. I don't have that in my car, but Chris has it in his and I love it!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Yeah, the built-in GPS was one of the things that sealed the deal for me. I've been using the app on my phone for the longest time, but the built-in system is SO much better and more convenient!

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  9. Congratulations! My mom has had a CRV for 10 years and LOVES it! It's a great car!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! We're hoping our car will last a good 10 years or more, too!

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  10. ooh i love that...im a honda owner so great choice. congrats lady!

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. Pancakes! I drove a Honda in college, too, so I'm a big fan of their cars.

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  11. Love your new SUV! Congrats to you guys!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. Thanks so much, ladies! We definitely love it, too!

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