After the rough ride that has been the Honda since we moved to Buffalo (i.e., we used all of our free AAA tows (4) for 2009 before summer arrived), we have been dreaming of a new car. We decided that once we got settled in State College we would try and find one. Tyler had taken over this job completely. Just like with our furniture hunting in Buffalo, he became obsessed at looking for cars online. Being in a small town, and knowing exactly what we wanted, we had to look far and wide to find a car that fit our needs. No stone in Pennsylvania went unturned (not to mention looking in Idaho and Utah). Tyler stayed up until 3 AM multiple times poring over dealer websites. He found a deal two weeks ago, haggled over the phone, and without even seeing the car, we got all the details (i.e., financing, insurance, registration) together and drove 3 hours to Philly yesterday. It took forever, with cash for clunkers going on, we waited for 6 hours in the dealership, just to sign the paperwork. We finally got our car, said goodbye to the honda, and drove to the nearest chipotle.
We love the car, it is a 2005 forester, it drives like a real car! After driving the honda for several thousands of miles, that really was our only qualification. The honda had some rough days lately, it had a distinctive "purr" to the engine, our car literally felt like it was going to shake the tires off. And the power steering went out a few months ago. Which made 3-point-turns=6-point-turns. But it's been a good car to us, and we will miss it.
The forester has already come in very handy. We went right to ikea that night to pick up some things, and one of those things was an over 6+ foot long countertop that was on sale for super cheap. Then tonight we went for a drive and picked up another 6 foot tall book shelf that was on the street. It's the car of our dreams!
written by kenzie at 5:54 PM