My New Car
I didn’t set out to buy a car yesterday, but we pulled into the Acura dealer to have a look around. This pre-owned Lexus was sitting there, and it caught my eye. It too is ten years old. But it’s the perfect vehicle for me.
I would have loved to have driven off with a brand-spanking new one, but it just didn’t make sense to spend $47,000 for a car that I only drive to the golf course or the store. It should serve me well for several years and we’ll take it from there.
So I traded in my ten year old huge workhorse SUV with 25,000 miles on it for a ten year old small luxury SUV with 35,000 miles on it, and it cost $8,000 to do it. Is there anything wrong with this picture? Maybe. But this was the car I had originally wanted all along but we needed Big Bud to pull a trailer…which we ended up not getting after all because we bought a motorhome instead, but that’s another story.
It was kind of bittersweet to see Bud go, but it was time. Age (mine) was a factor in my decision to downsize, and that was a bit of a reality check. But we won’t go there…
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In other news, we continue to be very busy having fun with our active social life here in geezer town, playing bridge a couple times a week, plus the events at the club, and golf. J signed up to take BBQ grilling lessons (don’t you just love it?) and we went to a seminar on how to understand and program our complicated irrigation system.