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Well....Went for the toyota Yaris~!

September 12th, 2006 at 01:27 pm

After a huge amount of research we decided on the toyota yaris liftback.
stripped. The search was on.......
I bet ya I contacted 9 dealers and well I do not enjoy the dealers that talk the talk and lie because I would rather spend 1000.00 more for a car that an 1/2 honest person was trying to sell me and give him a bit of commission that go with a crook!
Now morels and budget tend to differ a bit but I am that type. Found finally a blue one! In russellville. It was about an hour from hubbys work and we went and looked at it August 10th, 2006 bought it that day because the salesman was up-front and had a nnormall range price.
I have to give this little car an A+
So far my calculations avg. 41 miles to the gallon. Boy! That alone is a nice change from 15 miles to the gallon! It is tiny, but it is only used for hubby's work travel so it is ok. Hubby was paying anywhere from 120.00 to 145.00 a week in work only travel gas and now it is knocked down to aaaaaaaaauuuuu
$31.00 a week.
That is a savings of appoix 100.00 a week.
We paid 12,500 for the yaris but it had a couple more bells and whistles on it that we wanted but they were useful so we didn't bark!~ Hubby will sure love the rear window defroster come cold weather! and He never had a CD player so that help sell the car to him!
I borrowed 2500.00 from my dad because of course as you read before we are broke!
It has been a month, and we have managed to pay insurance 339.00 for 6 months
taxes $875.00 1st car note 200.00
and tags 25.00
I also took on two more saturday runs so I could pick up 100.00 or so in the plus cash flow side. hubby got a couple extra hours to boot!
So all that stress paid off maybe I am a worrier by nature but it seems that If I research something long enough I come out better.
My car has 4200.00 left on it and well Hubbys yaris is 10,000
With what we are saving in gas costs we should be able to pay dad back, pay insurance, and pay car note without ever taking an extra dime from the checkbook!
So today is a good day! Now to find the next challenge to take on!
The one pictured is blazing blue we got a gray-blue one. Called Bayou Blue..