||[Mar. 28th, 2009|02:33 am]
|||||Torchwood Soundtrack - Into the Hub||]|
Tonight I bought my first ever new car! I feel like such an adult now. :-)
It's a 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid, royal blue metallic in color. Think of a shade of blue that's several shades deeper than Ianto's shirt in this icon but nowhere near navy, and you'll be pretty close. I got every major upgrade that I wanted: grey leather heated seats, moon roof, built-in DVD navigation screen -hopefully that last one will reduce the times I manage to get myself lost or turned around! No more crappy student cars for me!
It took a year of car research, 2 test drives, and a good couple hours of negotiating at the dealership before I was able to drive my new beauty home. Anyone that knows me well knows that I am often rather indecisive much of the time. I tend to overthink things and my perfectionism can make me afraid of making a wrong choice and that can paralyze me. I was a complete nervous wreck heading into the process, but luckily I had one of my friends that isn't afraid of vigorous negotiating with me. She kept the dealer on his toes and kept him talking long enough to buy me time to really think about what he was offering and make up my mind and take the plunge tonight. I'm happy though. I think I made the right decision for me.
Here's a link to an image of my new car:
Now it just needs a name...
Oohhh very nice! Since I just bought my first ever new car, I definitely know that feeling. Sounds like you did a lot better than I did, though :-)
The color is lovely and sounds like an amazing set of options. I'm sure you and it will be very happy together for many long years to come. Congrats!
Thanks! Between you, and me, and my friend that helped me shop that also bought a new car in the last six months, we have a new car trifecta!
I'm just a teensy bit disappointed in myself for not taking the opportunity to shop around and use it as an excuse to test drive a few cars that I knew I wouldn't be buying, but I wanted to sit in for fannish reasons, like an Audi A4 (Ianto's car in 'Out of Time') or a Range Rover. Or maybe a BMW because I've watched too much Top Gear. *G* But I'd fallen for the Hybrid Camry a while back, and though I did a decent amount of researching other cars, I kinda had a feeling all along that I'd end up with the one I did.
Still thinking of names for the new car. The old one was affectionately/occasionally called 'Greenleaf' because, well, it was dark green, though far from environmentally friendly. My friend thinks my car is female. I am thinking of referring to it as my TARDIS, due to the color. (I also had the wicked thought of calling it 'Lisa', due to it's hybrid components and nature, but didn't want it to meet some sort of unfortunate end...or turn evil!) *G*