I'll start this post by saying....brand new cars DO NOT make sense to me. Because as soon as you drive off the lot....your value decreases like by 30%. Unless you can totally afford it....that is awesome. I'm happy you've got lots of cash :) :) And Donovan's company supplies him with a brand new van/car every 80,0000 miles. For free. We do not pay one cent...even though we are free to use it for personal as much as we need to. It's one of the perks of his job. + they pay for the gas + insurance + maintenance + car washes. I'll stop there...you get the point.
But the only use that I have had for a vehicle for the past 10 years is the grocery store, Dr. office, taking the kids to school once & a while, and then repeat. For 10 years. But that little van I've used has seen better days. There's many things that need to be addressed and honestly we just don't want to put anymore money into it. And because of this little 9 dot logo:
We have the option to buy the van that Donovan has been driving for the last 1.5 years. You see once his vehicle turns 80,000 we send it back to the leasing company or we have the option to buy it. For a discounted price of wholesale.
So he picked out a new van and it came in yesterday. We got to pick it up today, and then finished up some Christmas shopping, and I got to drive the new one home. Yippee!!!!! I love new car smell....and since the new one will be Donovan's to use for work....I won't get to use it that often. So when I drove into the drive this is what I saw.....
Awwwwwwww....All cleaned up and wrapped with a red bow. His "old" van that is now my new one!!!yippee~!!!!! Sliding doors that work !!! I'm doing a dance over here! Donovan bought some ribbon & uTubed "how to make a bow." SO sweet that man.
So while all along I knew that we were buying it for me to use...the clean & swept out beautiful interior, clean sparkly tires, and bow on top was a quite a treat. I think now I will go sit in it and sing Christmas carols.