Look what we just bought:
A new car!!!! Eeeeeh! Happy!
See we are not the type of people to make big decisions quickly. Our realtor literally thought we were nuts b/c we looked at so many houses in so many different neighborhoods over so many months…. And we dated for over 4 years before getting married. So this car thing has been going on for awhile. I think we test drove somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 cars? Yeah. Very time consuming. We knew we wanted a 5-door or a 4 door hatchback and that sortof limited our options…and we looked at everything from the tiny Fits or Aveos all the way up through some of the bigger crossovers like the Matrix and even tried some of the more novelty cars like the xB and the HHR and the Mazda3SPEED (which is super-fun).
In the end the car for us is a 2007 Chevy Malibu MAXX that in addition to passing the most important “do we like how it looks” test has all sorts of amazing and fun features. Like a drivers info panel that tells us how many miles we can go before we run out of gas and our oil life and our average fuel economy and what the temp is outside:
And heated seats and a back seat DVD player.
And fog lamps and shiny rims:
But I think my favorite is that it has adjustable pedals. The pedals move! I don’t have to sit 3” away from the steering wheel so that my feet can reach the pedals anymore!
And the ride is just so very smooth. At one point during our initial test drive Matt asked me “how fast do you think we’re going”. It was on a back country road so I said 40-45. He was going over 60. And on the way to Pennsylvania last weekend we had to make sure we set the cruise because 90 in this car feels like 60 did in our old car. Yeah.
It’s a very grown-up car…. I can’t wait to drive it to DC tomorrow!