If you can park it and not turn around to look at it as you walk away, it’s time for a new car.
101 miles on the odometer. Bells and whistles which I’ve been recommended to seek help with from a 10-year-old. An eggplant/sangria color that Leslie sees as more of a red color. A 2017 Kia Sorento. I haven’t had a new car since Memorial Day 2004 and I feel kind of special, if you ask me.
I can’t speak highly enough of the buying process through Autoland and my credit union. Perry was assigned to me and took care of everything. Arranging the test drive, check. Negotiating the best possible price and including Kia rebates and the trade-in of my car, check. Finding me the elusive sangria color, check. Having all the paperwork ready for me at the credit union, check. Sitting in my new car, learning all the new stuff, in just 20 minutes, double check!
According to the Washington Post, American drivers bought more new cars and trucks in 2016 than they ever have, edging out the record set just one year earlier to give the auto industry an unprecedented seventh consecutive year of sales growth. About 17.5 million light vehicles were sold throughout the country last year, manufacturers reported Wednesday, an increase of less than half a percent over the record set in 2015.
When did you last buy a car? Was it certified pre-owned? That reminds me: what happened to the word “used”? Does anyone realize that certified pre-owned means USED? Okay, off the soapbox.
I’ll end today’s post with something I think we should all strive for:
On Thirsty Thursday, we get just drunk enough to admit what bothers us. Show each other just enough kindness to make tomorrow weird.