Friday, May 23, 2008

All this and more before 24

To add to the list of things I've accomplished thus far in my life, I have now successfully purchased my very own car! My poor VW was, technically, my first car, but my dad helped me buy it and co-signed on the loan. This one I, ultimately, did on my own, and I got a GREAT deal. There were lots of phone calls to my parents and Jane was with me as a sounding board the entire time, but it was my decision, and I'm so excited!!

Sunday night, I was considering the merits of buying v. fixing, and mentioned, to my roommates and parents, that I was interested in a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Monday morning, I started getting phone calls and emails from local Honda and Toyota dealerships. I thought my house/phone was bugged until I realized that my dad had requested internet quotes on my behalf. Thanks Dad!

After two days of test driving, six days of freaking out, a lot of prayer, and remembering how to drive stick, I finally signed on my car last night! I now drive a 2008 Honda Civic LX, manual transmission.

Isn't it a sexy car?

And just in time for a road trip and a weekend on the beach! Outer Banks, here I come!

This weekend also marks the end of this nifty little giveaway at Project Domestication! Check it out!


Konfusion with a K said...

YAY!!! Go you!! You're all like grown-up and stuff! WOW!!! :)

I really like it

Lisa said...

Yippy for new cars! What are you going to name it?

AmandaStretch said...


Lisa - I have no idea. I generally haven't had any luck in naming cars, so I don't know.

Katie said...

You must name your car! Or Diana and I will name it for you. Ask Jane and her car Norman Max.

AmandaStretch said...

As I recall, Jane hates that name. :)