Well, not really new...it's a 2006, but it's new to me. A Buick! Who would have thought it. (Now I really feel old.) When I looked at all the options, the size and the gas mileage, it was the vehicle that met all my needs best. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a good choice and last me a long, long time.
As for the little green car, it's still here and will be used regularly for running to town and even to commute to work.
What finally made me go shopping was something so small it sounds silly--the window buttons on the front windows quit working this weekend. Every day, I put the driver's window down at least twice, going in and out of the parking garage. It's a major hassle when the window won't go back up. We'll fix them--the motors on both windows are apparently burned out. And maybe the contacts on the buttons need to be replaced too.
Those are doable repairs. Larry and Tim can do them, I'm sure. But it really brought the point home to me that (sigh) the little green Nissan Sentra is getting old and maybe won't be as reliable as it has been. Which is funny to say, considering that we just drove it on a 400-mile round trip this weekend, even though it has 243,000miles on it!
Now to get used to a different vehicle. And a car payment again. Yuk. But I'm glad I finally took the time to go shopping, and that this is one more decision that is off my plate.
And the color? Perfect--hides the dust and dirt really well!