Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's About Time

We are officially a two-car family! After much research and saving, we finally bought a second car: a cute, little 2010 Sentra. Sounds a little impractical, but thanks to a Nissan connection we got a great deal. Definitely a better deal than our previous car-buying disaster. Ha ha. What a blessing to finally have a nice, reliable car! (Knock on wood). Here are a few unforgettable moments from the last few years of having a not-so-nice, completely-unreliable car: -Going into labor while our car was in the shop. My dad drove Josh up to Brandon and Marilee's house and we borrowed one of their cars to drive to me the hospital. Maybe it was the stress of being car-less that put me into labor? No. I was used to car problems by then! -Last summer when our car broke down and our apartment flooded. At the same time. Enter: Uncle Mark! Who let us stay at his place for a week and chauffeured us around. Oh goodness, what a week. -The six month period where every time we drove from Provo to Sandy we would have to stop at least eight times to let the car cool down. We'd have to leave at 4 pm if we wanted to be at my parent's house for dinner at 6 pm. And we'd both be sour and sweaty by the time we got there! -Hot summer drives without air-conditioning. Enough said. -Countless overheating experiences, colorful leaks, blown head gaskets, and a myriad of other problems. I'm pretty sure we replaced every single car part. Twice. We still have our little 96' Acura, and I'm sure it's plan of attack against us isn't over. But hopefully this new car will be on our side!

4 comments:

Hema and Becky said...

Whoo hoo! Sounds great! Enoy long drives in that car Laura!! (With the AC blasting!)

clarke fam said...

Yeah! that is so fun. Car problems are the worst, and a new reliable car is the best.

Melody Odell said...

Getting a new car is the best, so excited for you.

Jonathan and Kiri said...

Yay! What a cute new car! I am crossing my fingers for you that this car IS on your side :)