Picking up new car today!!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by hearts and roses, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I am so very excited to be picking up my new wheels today. :dance:

    I traded in my VW Passat wagon for a Honda Civic Hybrid. My VW got 24-26 mpg; the Honda will get 48-51 mpg. The payment is $65 less than the VW, I didn't have to pay state tax on the sale, I get a tax break come filing time, and my insurance will also discount my premium because it's a hybrid. HOW COOL IS THIS?? :bravo:

    I wonder if I will drive more now that I can without going completely broke. :its_all_good:
     
  2. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    DUDETTE, YOU ROCK!! Congrats on the new wheels!! And the savings! We are going to have to call you FrugalJoG (maybe this will be your rapper name?)

    Hugs,

    Susie
     
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    My VW mechanic (and friend) was making fun of me for being a treehugger. I will admit I've been trying to be even more ecologically aware and this is another way! Yeah.
     
  4. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    AWESOME!

    I am driving my minivan till it is nothing but a chassis.

    Then I am going hybrid too. Good for you!!
     
  5. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    YAY. I love new cars! Good Luck to you!
     
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :dance:

    Awesome! Enjoy!

    :dance:
     
  7. Let us know how it goes!
     
  8. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    OMG - I ♥ it!!! It is cute, rides smoooooooth, has only 71 miles on it and it's clean, and it has lots of cubby holes for all my stuff and CD's and plenty of trunk space, and a roomy backseat, and a full tank, and I ♥ it!!

    I have to re-master the rolling stop because when it comes to a near stop, the engine shuts down (an energy saver) so it's like starting from scratch. I think I have it down, though. I did a rolling stop near my house and it went very well. lol

    I wish I could take the afternoon off from work so I can just drive it around.
     
  9. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Yeah for you! I love getting a new car. It's always so much fun!
     
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    WAY TO GO....

    sending you a bobble head dog for the window. Oh and some tricked out 24's.

    CONGRATS
     
  11. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Ohh wait!

    And a Garfield to stick on the window.

    And curb feelers. And an air horn.
     
  12. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Well, I've hung up my Car Charm on my mirror and I put my Earth sticker in the back window. I think that's a good start.

    I will have to cut a tail off one of our old stuffed animals and stick out the trunk. I saw that once and thought it was so funny!
     
  13. KFld

    KFld New Member

    How awesome. I would want to be just driving around also. The weekend is here though, so hopefully you'll get some good driving time.
     
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