Monday, August 24, 2009

We got a new car!!

Actually, to clarify that statement just a bit, my love got a new car. It's in his name, but we share the bills so it's pretty much all the same. We decided it was time to purchase a new vehicle for two reasons. First, the car he's been driving for the past few years is on its last leg. It's very unreliable, and we are constantly worrying that he'll end up stranded. The second reason is that it was our last chance to get in on the "Cash for Clunkers" program, which ended today.

For those of you who live outside of the U.S., President Obama started the Cash for Clunkers program to assist people who wish to drive more fuel-efficient cars. If your vehicle qualifies, you will receive $4,500 toward the purchase of a more environmentally-friendly car. It's a wonderful opportunity for people who need something that gets better gas mileage, but can't afford to just go out and buy a new car. We really benefited from this, because the car we were in before was only worth about $1,000. This program allowed us to buy a car that would have otherwise been way out of our price range. AND it's better for the planet. Score!

Before I show you the new car, I want to let you see what he was driving before.



It's a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a V8 engine- a total gas guzzler. And now, brace yourselves, because this is a major improvement. We are now cruising around in this gorgeous piece of machinery!



It's a brand new Volkswagon Jetta! Much better, right? Here's a photo of the interior.



This was the first time that either of us had purchased a brand new car, so I made sure we took lots of pictures to capture our excitement. Here we are standing next to the car about 2 minutes after the paperwork was completed.



Once we drove off in it, I was feeling quite fabulous in our shiny new car. So of course I had to put on my rock star glasses. I was trying to look posh in this photo, but instead I just look mad. I guess that's what happens when a goofy chick like myself tries to be "fierce". Oh man I can't believe I just said that. Things like that just don't even sound cool when I say them. Does that happen to anyone else?



While we were waiting at a stop light, I asked the proud new owner of this vehicle to lean in for a photo of the two of us together during our first drive in the new car.



Don't let his casual, nonchalant smile fool you. He was absolutely bursting with happiness. It was adorable. This is a very safe vehicle, so my mind is at ease over that fact. He is the most precious thing in the world to me after all.

Maybe our next big purchase will be a house with a white picket fence. Then we can pop out a baby or two and we'll be well on our way to achieving the American dream!
♥ ♥

25 comments:

Kate8085 said...

Darling, you don't look mad. You DO look fierce!!
(It sounds silly when I use those terms, too. hahahaha)

Jemellia said...

Posh=no visible emotion, you did a good job, I can adopt you now.

lollywood said...

woo hoo! the car looks great! congrats to both of you! driving around in a new set of wheels is so fun! and i love that new car smell! :)

John said...

Awesome. Jettas are nice cars, driven a few and enjoyed them. Glad to hear it worked out well for you two. Best of luck with the picket fences.

Rheea said...

I love black cars! They look so posh yet classic. My dream car is a Jaguar! Tell you a little secret.. I got my driving licence more than 5 years ago but I still do not dare to drive till this day. Everyone wondered how I got my licence in the first place (I want to know too). lol.

Thank you Holly, for taking part in my giveaway. Your dreams almost brought tears to my eyes because they sound just like mine!!! I'm hoping one day I can travel around the world to experience life and also to teach children Art. One day we might even meet in person, to work towards this dream together. :)

Hugs,
Rheea

Christie Cottage said...

I love your post! A shiny new car is well worth pictures, rock star shades and a few pictures to boot!

Congratulations!

ANestWithAView said...

Congratulations and enjoy! Ya'll are so dang cute!

Suzanne said...

Snazzy! You are so cute together!

SheezKrafty said...

Well look at you fancy folks! I think you're too classy for me now! ;) he he How exciting for you guys! Jettas are such fun little cars! AND it's a stick which makes it that much better! You're going to spend all of your nights cruising Memorial now to show off the new wheels, aren't you? ;)

christine said...

Yay! Congratulations! We have always been so happy with our Volkswagons and I know you guys will love it!

Wasted Wishes said...

Oh, so shiny! And a definite improvement. I'd say some fierce posing was deserved!

Brigid said...

I've never bought a new car either. It looks so exciting. What a cute little number you picked out!

cabin + cub said...

oooh.. congrats! that is so exciting! ooooh.... all the road trips and adventures you will have in the new fuel-efficient car is going to be great!!

notebookdoodles said...

yay on the new car :D

Indy Grrrl said...

Congrats! Hubby and I are VW people. That's all we drive! Have fun...they're awesome rides.

devonrose said...

you look AWESOME in your rock star glasses, LOVE it!!! Congrats on the car:)
xx

alexkeller said...

how fun! you guys are so great!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh my gosh Holly, totally cool new car! I love Jettas! ♥

And you look super cute in those sun glasses, you should make that pic your avatar!
;)

Heather said...

congrats! I love a new ride! Enjoy!~

Audrey said...

Nice car! Though I'd pick the Jeep if it was my choice. Not a car person, more into trucks (or school buses LOL)

Renee said...

SO FREAKING AWESOME! Don't you just love the new car smell? Ahh, I wish it would last forever! It's all shiny and purrty. I bet Mitch is uber excited, too. Will he let you drive it? :) Yay for safe! Congrats!

I want more Hello Kitty tattoos! She so fun.

lolo said...

You look amazing! :-))) The new car is wonderful. Volkswagen cars are really good! Good choice! :-))

Congratulations! You both look beautiful!

Lolo :-)

Denise said...

congrats! Nice wheels.

velvetwoods said...

Wow snazzy car ,sweet ! you guys look so cute.I've never had a new car & I'm is not working at the moment.

apparentlyjessy said...

It's a great feeling driving around in your new car for the first time! I wish it lasted!
You do look 'fierce', and totally stunning actually, very rock star! ;)