Sunday, June 3, 2012

Yep, that's a new car in our driveway!

The post says it all.  There's a shiny new car in our driveway after a day of car shopping.  Well, actually it's a shiny new USED car, but all the same to us!

While I completely understand the practicalities of a minivan - and they are, in most cases, a better value than an SUV - I wanted to stick with the SUV since it is doable with 2 kids.  BUT, I also wanted the option of being able to haul a friend or family member as well, which just wasn't possible in our little SUV with a backseat filled with 2 carseats.

But car manufacturers are getting smarter.  More and more offer a 2nd row with captain's chairs that make access to the third row actually possible with carseats in.

There's one, in particular, that I've been drooling over for awhile.  I was able to track down a barely used one in a neighboring town - a 2011 with 13,000 miles - that was fully loaded with everything that we wanted.  2 sunroofs.  Rear back-up camera.  DVD.  Leather.

Hubby and I got my mom to watch the girls on Saturday and we made the trek to the out-of-town dealership to see if it was indeed the bargain we were looking for.

Well, as I said, the title gives it away.   And we estimate we got it for at least $10,000 less than a new 2012 of the same model.

Here's a stock picture of my new Chevy Traverse (in this snazzy red color)!  Believe it or not, it has more total cargo room than a Tahoe and is longer than most minivans.

While I've had the car now for about 24 hours, I LOVE it!!!  We took it for a little drive today with both of the girls in their carseats, 2 adults up front, and 2 adults in the 3rd row and there was plenty of space.  Awesome!


  1. Looks like you guys got a great deal!

  2. Great! Glad you were able to bargain a 2012 model of Chevrolet for just $10,000, and that’s quite cheap. It’s definitely a right decision to choose that Chevy Traverse because this car is designed for family use. With this car, you are sure of your family safety, and it can give you ease in driving.

  3. I agree with you, Tyra. It seems they negotiated well with the buyer because they were able to haggle and meet at such a great price. For a Chevy like this, it's indeed a good price.

  4. This car is indeed a beauty, and the color is awesome too! How’s it doing by the way? Regular maintenance and check-ups can very well lengthen the car’s service life, so don’t miss any of them.

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