On Friday afternoon, I went to lunch at the yarn store, a last hurrah of sorts. On the way there, my car started acting slightly odd. I decided that the smart plan was to get it towed to the local dealer and see what was up. What I wasn’t expecting was the phone call 2 hours later to tell me that my transmission was gone. Dead. Done.

Now I had the choice of ponying up $4,000 or so to fix the transmission or I was looking for a new car, STAT. Because my car really wasn’t even driveable, my options were limited. I could take what the dealer would offer me for it “as is” or I could find someone else who would tow it, appraise it, and start again. Add to that, that I owned my car outright and was really enjoying NOT having payments on it, and that we are hoping to buy a house later this year.

A little over 24 hours later, it’s all said and done. My Rav4, my first car that I purchased on my own, is no longer mine. I loved that car, and I can’t help it, I don’t love the new one quite as much.

But, we got a good deal on it. It’s a 2009 Toyota Corolla in a bright cheery Barcelona Red. I think I’ll be obeying all speed limits in this one, eh?

PS: For those of you reading along at home, I passed 80,000 miles just a couple of weeks ago. Her final mileage? 80,409. 😦 RIP.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Beth
    Mar 07, 2010 @ 01:41:06

    I had to get rid of my first purchased by me car almost two years ago. I loved that car and drove it for 6 years. I like the Focus but I will always miss my Mazda.


  2. Chery
    Mar 07, 2010 @ 03:30:03

    Sorry. It’s always bad to ‘have’ to get a new car. Drive it in good health.


  3. Christine
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 19:23:46

    Hope this one lasts to 180,000 miles! 🙂 Enjoy making friends with the new car. Just think of all the yarn you can fit in there….


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