Honey, Let's Go Car Shopping

@DianneN (54877)
United States
June 15, 2017 5:07pm CST
And we are back! This morning my husband told me to shower and pretty myself up after my morning walk. He wanted to go car shopping. We both knew what we wanted, but stopped at a nearby dealership for a looksee. Not bad, but off we went. As soon as we walked into the second dealership, the owner happened to be there. My husband knew him, and my father did, too. He was so suave and debonair. It turns out, he has a place not far from us in Florida. We made plans to have dinner with him at The Breakers when we return. We met with the salesman, test drove a car, then placed an order for the color we wanted. It comes fully loaded with every bell and whistle imaginable. We will have to make an appointment with the technology specialist to learn how to make the most use out of it. It should be in early next week. It has an amazingly smooth ride and a back seat the size of my living room. We are both so excited! Have you bought a new car recently?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Jun
No I haven't. What is it a Lexus? Smashing!
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
15 Jun
Yes! We held out for the 2018 model, but it won't be in until October/November, and leave for Florida in December. Thank you. It's stunning!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Jun
@DianneN And you will have to get all teched out too Dianne!! Wow just speechless here..it is stunning! I can see you both in it now styling Congrats on your new car
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
@TiarasOceanView I'm technically challenged, so both of us will make an appointment with their tech guy. He should be able to help us get the most out of the car. It seems to do everything except fine washables.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21034)
• United States
15 Jun
No, our newest car is a 2008.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
Wow! I'm sure you keep it in great condition. My husband still has the first Prius that came out. It still is great for bopping around and great on gas.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21034)
• United States
16 Jun
@DianneN our other vehicle is a 1995 F-150 truck
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
@Tampa_girl7 When college is over, you can treat yourself to a new car! lol Priorities always take first place.
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@Hatley (154938)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jun
lolI do not drive so I have no need for a car also I I could not afford anyway
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
15 Jun
Lol! Then it would do you no good.
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@Courtlynn (42577)
• United States
15 Jun
So is it the car in the photo? and if not what kind and color are you getting?
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
15 Jun
That's the car, from a photo, and white it is!
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@Courtlynn (42577)
• United States
15 Jun
@DianneN I figured it was but wanted to make sure, its very nice.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
15 Jun
@Courtlynn Thank you! I will have to get used to driving such a long car. Haven't had one since my college days.
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@allknowing (54688)
• India
16 Jun
What is wrong with the car that you have now. Or is it adding to the collection
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
Adding to the collection.
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@allknowing (54688)
• India
16 Jun
@DianneN My nieces son collected too and he had their basement full of cars of different models. I too got him one from the toy shop when I was visiting with them (lol)
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
@allknowing Lol! You are hilarious and always good for a chuckle. We will have three cars when all is said and done, not counting our younger son's antique classic car that we garage for him. We told him that he better buy a house with three garages and keep his car at his house.
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• United States
15 Jun
Sounds like a great choice! Enjoy your new car! We went to go look at the new cars while getting our car oil changed today. They tried to whoo my fiance with a newer version of his car. Almost worked but I intervined It isn't the one he wants, the one he wants is a limited edition and it's not in the dealership yet!
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
15 Jun
Thanks! It figures you'd intervene. We knew exactly what we wanted, because we began our search in Florida. Lol!
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• United States
16 Jun
@DianneN Haha yes! I am glad you got the car you wanted!!
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
19 Jun
@infatuatedbby How did you know?
@just4him (85286)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jun
Is that the color and model for your new car? Very nice. I haven't bought new, but new to me and I love my little red sports car.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
17 Jun
That's basically our new car. I know you love your little red sports car!
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@just4him (85286)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Jun
@DianneN Is that a Lexus? It looks like that symbol on the front grill. Beautiful car. It's amazing how you need to be trained how to drive your car today. Used to be you just got in, turned the ignition and away you went.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
17 Jun
@just4him Yes, it is, and yes, you're right! We got rid of a BMW SUV. It had over 2200 computerized things to do! It was horrendous.
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@NJChicaa (26171)
• United States
15 Jun
As you know, we got the Miata at the end of December. It was the base model as that was the one they were running the great deal on. Fine with me. I don't require many special features. I am just so happy to have a convertible again.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
15 Jun
Yes, I know. I love convertibles, too. I will drive mine more than the big car. I'm afraid I will run over lawns, curbs, and people with it. Lol!
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@NJChicaa (26171)
• United States
16 Jun
@DianneN I drove our 4Runner for years. I was horrible at backing out of spaces in it. It was really absurd.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
@NJChicaa Lol! I backed out of the garage without opening the door, took a mirror off the driver side on our mailbox, and crunched the passenger side on a curved stone wall, again backing out of the garage. Strange, it all happened at home.
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@nanette64 (12407)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 Jun
A technology specialist?? You mean it doesn't drive itself??? My car is a 2000 Saturn @DianneN .
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
I'm a loser when it comes to new technology, especially in cars. The car seems to do almost everything except drive itself and fly. lol Saturns are very good cars. I hope it keeps running well for you!
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@nanette64 (12407)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 Jun
@DianneN Yeah, I wouldn't know how to use GPS for crying out loud. In all the years I've had the Saturn, I only had 1 minor repair (outside of general maintenance of course.)
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
16 Jun
And that is your car in the picture? It's a beauty! So, you will buy another new car? Is it like that or an SUV? You two are just like shopping for clothes.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
That isn't our car, since we won't be getting it until Monday or Tuesday, but very similar. It's White with a light beige leather interior. Thank you! We got a sedan, since we don't need an SUV anymore. We are done buying cars for a while now. We have this, my husband's hybrid, and my sports car, which is a hard top convertible. And the car in Florida! lol Car shopping is our retail therapy.
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@SIMPLYD (73931)
• Philippines
19 Jun
@DianneN THat's what having lots of money can do.
@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
15 Jun
NOPe. My car is 5 years old but I have no plan to ditch it. But I do have plans to get a new one. I just don't know when that is.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
A five year old car is still pretty new in this day and age. My husband still has the original Prius!
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@toniganzon (38631)
• Philippines
19 Jun
@DianneN True. I used to have a car that was 15 years old and I was really sad when we sold it.
@Kandae11 (23554)
16 Jun
It looks great!. Is it equipped with the kind of technology which senses bumps , obstacles or ruts in the road and avoids them?
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
Thank you! It has all kinds of technology, including stopping if need be, cameras all over, etc. We went over bumpy roads on purpose and never felt a thing. That is one of the main reasons my husband loved it. Very smooth ride.
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@jstory07 (56144)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Jun
I bought my Subaru new in 2012. It is a 2013 forester, Subaru. What type of car did you get.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
17 Jun
Our neighbor and a friend have Foresters and they love them. Great car! We decided on the big Lexus sedan for a change. It rides like a dream.
@andriaperry (28331)
• Anniston, Alabama
16 Jun
Not new but I bought a 2011 Kia Soul for $2,900, one owner, one driver, super clean and I have already put 10,000 miles on it since December 2016 when I got it. I am now replacing tires, Last month I bought 2 front and next month I will buy two new back tires. Is this a picture of your new car? What kind is it, its very nice.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
17 Jun
You certainly got a great deal on your Kia. I heard they were great little cars. Glad to hear you are taking great care of it. That is what our car looks like, but we won't get it until the beginning of next week. It's a big, Lexus, sedan. We got rid of our SUV the day before we left for Florida.
• Jacksonville, Florida
16 Jun
That's great! I hope you enjoy your new vehicle. I have never bought a new car in my life.
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@TRBRocks420 (58911)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Jun
Very nice car there.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
Wanna ride? lol. Thank you!
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@divalounger (2272)
• United States
15 Jun
Wow--sounds great! Beautiful car and I so hope you enjoy it! New cars are fun! We are not in the market right now, but I expect that we will be within the next year or so. I am thinking either an electric or a hybrid--
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
Many thanks! I haven't driven such a huge car since I had an old bomb in college. It will take much getting used to. My husband still has his original Prius. Good for you!
@Happy2BeMe (62516)
• Canada
15 Jun
Beautiful car
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
15 Jun
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@KristenH (19028)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Jun
Nice new car. I wish I can drive a car. But I can't.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
16 Jun
Thanks so much, Kristen. Why can't you drive a car?
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@KristenH (19028)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
16 Jun
@DianneN You're welcome. Long story short: I get nervous when I brake a lot on the highway. That's what my former driving coaches and mother told me. So that ship had sailed a long time ago. Plus I can't afford a car and insurance nowadays.
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
17 Jun
@KristenH Just as long as you have transportation to get around, you don't need a car.
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@bluesa (10725)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Jun
Oh! Enjoy, Dianne! What a fun way to spend time @DianneN , I hope there will be a photo of your new car!xoxox
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
17 Jun
Thank you! It looks just like the photo here, but with a very pale tan interior. It's going to be huge for me to drive. I will have to practice a lot.
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@bluesa (10725)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Jun
@DianneN , well, that is a beauty of a car, Dianne, and will suit you well!
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@DianneN (54877)
• United States
18 Jun
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