5.13.2014

Mondays Aren't So Bad When New Cars Are Involved

Steven and I have been talking about getting me a new car for several months now. The plan has always been to wait until the end of this year to start looking for cars to purchase. In the meantime, however, my Lexi (what? Not everyone has a name for their car?!) has decided to be a bit of a troublemaker. It wasn't her fault, really. We have been taking advantage of her for the past couple of years by driving her all around the country southeast and adding up quite a bit of mileage on her dainty little frame. The mileage wasn't her only problem, however. She needed new front tires, new brakes and brake pads, new spark plugs, and he list goes on. So we had two options,  invest a good bit of money into her or trade her in for a newer model.

This weekend we started seriously talking about trading her in for something new. We needed an SUV, and now was as good of a time as any to make the purchase. After looking at cars online yesterday, we went to the dealership to see a few in person and take them out for a test drive. We actually had no plans to purchase a car last night.

I found a few SUVs that I really liked, but one in particular stuck out to me. We took it for a test drive and I was sold! I loved everything about it right down to the color. After the test drive, we went inside to talk to the salesman, the husband worked his magic, and before I knew it I was walking out of there with a brand new set of keys! I'm so excited that we decided to take the plunge last night and buy this beauty. Now, I just have to think of the perfect name for her...

Allow me to introduce you to my new 2014 Ford Explorer:
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28 comments :

  1. Love it!!! I love the looks of the new Explorers--enjoy it girl :)

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  2. Congratulations on the new car!! There is something so awesome about the new car smell haha!! Happy and Safe driving!!

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  3. Congrats! We just started to browse around for a new SUV as well. I'll keep this in mind!

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  4. New cars are the best! Congratulations!

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  5. Love the Car!! And don't feel bad I totally name my cars to. In fact I have a green Jeep named Patty

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  6. I love it!!!! After the accident last summer, my husband had the new explorer as a rental for a few weeks. I fell in love with it and declared it to be my next care when I retire my Rogue. Congrats!!!!!

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  7. Love it! I hope you love it too, I have heard nothing but great things about them!

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  8. Love it! I got the Edge in white and my husband deemed it "The Yeti" haha! I love the Explorers!

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  9. Love it!!!! Do you have the color changing cup holders in yours?

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  10. Ooohh congrats!! Love it :) I've really been missing my SUV lately!

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  11. So exciting!! We are going to trade my car in soon too. I need a car with more than two doors!! And EVERYONE better have a name for their car, mine's is Val and I named my husbands, Mr. Creepy. He's not too fond of that hahaha

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  12. Love the new car, so exciting!

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  13. YAYYYY that is so exciting! She's beautiful :) And I name my cars too...it isn't weird!

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  14. Super jealous of that sweet ride!

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  15. Congratulations :) Don't you just love saying husband... ;)

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  16. Congrats on that. Can't wait til I purchase my own car. With no help of anyone. not even the bank. That's my plan though. we shall see. its pretty though.

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  17. Nice SUV there. Congrats on gettting it!!!

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  18. Eeek!! Congrats!! It looks so pretty!

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  19. ahh congrats! that's so exciting! and its so cute!

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  20. Ahh! So pretty! Congratulations!
    I want one lol

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  21. Oh it is gorgeous!! Congrats girl

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  22. If we could stop being so alike it would be awesome, I just got a new ford edge a few months ago and it is my FAVORITE you will LOVE your Explorer, your such a wife and a "mom to be" now, it's so official :)

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  23. I knew I become a for REAL adult when I actually wanted and bought and SUV. I love it and I haven't looked back since! ;)

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