5.21.2012

New Car

Audi A4
We have a new car in the family.  Not mine of course.  I'm sticking with my fully paid for no nonsense 07 Honda Civic.  Mj has been enjoying no car payments for the last two years but it was finally time to take the leap and trade in his eight year old Murano.  There are SUV's with way worse gas mileage; it actually wasn't all that bad but the new car has even better gas mileage and that's mainly what he was after.   Why do you have to get such an expensive car? I asked.  Don't you like anything else?  His answer was no.  Well, then he's gonna have to pay for it.  My stomach dropped  when I found out what his car payment would be.  I told him he better pay off this car and then drive it until the wheels fall off, put them back on and then drive it some more.  The car doesn't even have an actual key.  It's this square thing that you sort of plug in.  And you better not lose them.  A replacement is about $400 bucks.  Audi's retain their value and may even appreciate which is something you don't find on too many cars.  He would have been fine with a pre-owned one but it's impossible to find a 1-2 year old used Audi.  They just don't exist.  I guess nobody ever sells them that soon.  It's his first new car and he loves it so I'm happy for him.

I didn't even know for sure if he was going to buy it on Thursday.  He sure didn't take me along.  He took his friend who knows how to negotiate and got a good deal.  The car came from a different dealership so I did get to go with him to pick it up on Saturday morning.  I definitely don't ever need a car like that because I probably couldn't ever figure out how to use it.  You can actually talk to this car and it talks back.  I was so confused listening to the salesman go over all of the features with him that I just started tuning it out.  I will probably never drive it anyways.  I'm too scared.

Award winner
  No, Mj doesn't just run around town in Army fatigues for the hell of it.  Right after that we had to go to an award ceremony so that he could receive a military award.  He's switched over to a new unit and his old unit awarded him a medal for his service with them.  He has a Raspberry beret (yes, like the one in the Prince song) that goes with it but I didn't get a pic of him in it.  I love a man in a uniform and I am very proud of him.

17 comments :

Ameena said...

Congrats on the new car! It's very pretty.

I am on my second Audi lease and while I think they are a bit overpriced, I love their low-key classiness. If that makes any sense?

You definitely should enjoy. Don't let MJ have all the fun!

The Funky Junkie said...

Wow, congratulations! How exciting!

The Sweetest Thing said...

i love it sister!!

Faith said...

what an amazing car! i would be scare to drive it too, haha. but it must feel nice riding in it.

congrats to MJ on his award!

Natalie said...

I love Audis! It is a very nice car!

Mrs. Williams said...

Congrats, love the car!!!

Steph said...

Sounds complicated! :) Congrats!

And Congrats to MJ on the award!

Janna Bogert said...

Congrats on the award ;) I for sure wouldn't know how to work that thing! Good thing it's under warranty, because it's not like you can tinker and fix things or even try to change the oil! I do really like Audi's, though. Will wanted me to get an Audi or a Subaru when we moved to Colorado, but I told him that I'd rather have something that won't make me cry if it gets a scratch and I won't be attached to when we move.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Love the car...and congrats to the hubby..so exciting!

Carla said...

Go MJ! I can't blame him. He wants what he wants. I want an A6, but I am no where NEAR the stage where I can afford one. As of right now, I'm happy with my Hyundai Sonata, until 22 months get here and I'm trading it in.

Audis are awesome and dependable cars. Although there are dependable and cheaper cars, this car is just.. bad! Love it!

Tiffany said...

Nice car! I remember when hubby bought a Lexus a couple years ago... it has a push button start with no key that still confuses me. And the car payment? Don't even get me started. But that new car smell is so addicting! Enjoy it!!!

MrsTDJ said...

I like new cars but I certainly don't like the payments. I'll keep rolling in my hooptie til I can't roll any more. LOL @ the raspberry beret! For real for real??? Can we see a pic???? **pretty please**

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

Yes, definitely wait until you can afford the darn thing. Everyone always talks about being house poor but I think a lot of people are car poor!

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

Mj says he has no regrets whatsoever about his hefty purchase. He's definitely enjoying the car and I still have not driven it!

Lauren said...

Hey CeCe,

I just wanted to let you know about a great giveaway from Shabby Apple that I'm hosting right now! Hope you enter!

And congrats on getting a new car! How fun! Wish I had the money to do that right now. Ha. I need one...or rather, my fiance does, but mines not in the best condition either!

Lauren

http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

http://laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/2012/05/giveaway-shabby-apple.html

LWLH said...

Go MJ, nice ride!! :)

Amy said...

Nice set of wheels! And yay for being recognized by his former unit. I bet it was a good feeling for you and MJ for him to be recognized for his service!

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