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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Certified or Certifiable?!




When Z and I moved to Arizona we decided we would try to get by with one car, however since I ended up having to get a job further away from home we had to get another car. Initially we were going to go to a used car dealership and get an affordable car that we could pay-off immediately without having any payments. Well, we ended up going to about 6 or 7 dealers, test drove about 10 or 12 different cars and only 3 were OK. The first was a cute little VW Bug, great car, but not worth what they were asking for...and they wouldn't haggle! The second was a Dodge Neon - perfect price, but the AC didn't work and for those of you who know anything about Arizona, that wasn't going to work. The third was a 2005 Toyota Corolla. Both Z and I fell in love with it, however we were at one of those places that don't put the price on the car so they just rattle off a whole bunch of prices. There were two Corollas at that dealer and we got the two mixed up, our Corolla was way more money than we were willing to spend on it since it did appear to have maybe been in an accident at some point. So, what did we do you ask? We freaked out!!! Then, calmer heads prevailed and we decided to go check out a Toyota dealership and take a look at the Certified Pre-Owned Corollas. Of course, we fell in love with one. She is a beauty and we got her at a great deal, not too mention peace of mind in knowing that she was in perfect condition. The only thing left to figure out is her name. Z thinks Blanche because French for white is Blanc. I don't really like that idea. She is really zippy and perky, with a hint of sophistication. What do you guys think? Powder? Iris? Snowflake?

3 comments:

kimberbee said...

I think her name should be Rita. She's zippy and perfect right? She looks like a Rita! Congrats! It looks super nice and you know how reliable and long lasting Toyotas are. Not to mention great gas mileage! If I were a commuter I'd get one too!

kimberbee said...

I'm glad you didn't get the Neon...they're crappy cars and it wouldn't have lasted very long that's for sure. I forgot to write this above in my other comment....

Lindalou said...

I'm liking Rita. That name has more pep then Snowflake or Blanche.