Buying a new car

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Terry
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Buying a new car

Postby Terry » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:19 pm

This is my new car as of this coming Monday. I have to test drive it yet and see it in person but if it looks as good as the pictures and nothings wrong with it, I'm buying it. It's a 2010 Toyota Matrix. I've been driving a 1998 Ford Explorer, it's time for a new (almost new 15,000 miles) car. Hubby said I could have it:)

Can you tell I'm excited:)

I couldn't get it to come up on here so I made it my avatar.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby BrownBagger » Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:42 pm

Cool car. Buy yourself something really nice with all the money you save on gas. My company car is a Ford Ranger, which I think is the pickup version of the Explorer. It's a nice rig, but only gets 22 mpg compared to the family Jetta, which nets 32. Of course, I can haul a lot more firewood with the pickup.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Bev G » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:14 pm

You go, girl :D :D :D

Safe and happy driving.

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Re: Buying a new car

Postby ams5796 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:27 pm

It is a fine looking car! Enjoy it, Terry.

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Re: Buying a new car

Postby edinaman » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:16 pm

Terry, good looking new car. Now that you will have new wheels, maybe you can drive down here and we can get all the local people together for a barbeque. I'll volunteer my house.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Terry » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:56 pm

Hey Jeff that sounds good! Where are you, Minnesota? If so that might just be feasible.

That's one of the reasons I bought it, am buying it is because it gets 32 mpg on highway and I forget what city is but it's all highway here. My parents have the vibe which is made by Toyota and is almost identical and they love it. I can't wait. I just hope it's all it says it is or I will be very disappointed:(

Thanks Bev and Ann, I will enjoy it I'm sure.

I'll talk to you all when I get back from vacation, please be well all.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby PGLGreg » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:20 pm

A couple of days ago, I saw a TV ad for Toyota saying how safe Toyotas are and, at the end of the ad, signing off with "Toyota; Moving forward". Pretty funny, I thought, under the circumstances. But I'm sure your accelerator will never stick.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Terry » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:38 pm

Sorry I poluted the site with 2 of the same topics. I don't know how the heck I did it :oops: If I edit the other one to nothing, will it go away?

The accelerator problem has been fixed I'm sure. I left a message asking about it and will make sure on Monday. I don't think they can sell it without doing it.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby live2jett » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:44 pm

Terry,
That is a great looking car! Have fun smelling the new car smell:) i wish that could last forever..I think im geeking myself out lol
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Hildar5 » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:47 pm

Congrats Terry!!! Looks nice.. Enjoy..
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Lee » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:31 am

Terry,

GO FOR IT!!!! I hope you get it. We just spend $18,000 plus last week getting a new battery for my car. We plan to keep my car but when 2 cars died last week, we are now looking for a newer 3rd car.

Buy this car and enjoy it. 32 MPG is great milage, are you taking it on vacation?

Let us know when it is yours.

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Re: Buying a new car

Postby karin » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:34 am

nice car terry!!
Safe driving wishes to you!!
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby SkiFletch » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:37 am

Cool car Terry. Any idea how she handles in the snow? :)
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Sinfulsot » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:28 am

ANd i posted in the less popular one. Figures.

I am digging my new wheels. I am still trying to figure out a name. When my wife's 03 ford explorer crapped its pants, we got a decent deal on a used Grand Marquis, which I named The Grand Marquis De Sade.

Right now I am leaning toward The Lady Versa (for my 2010 Nissan of the same model) because I am very clever and original.
And now something so wonderful, you could get wonderful poisoning.

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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Kathleen808 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:10 pm

Fun Terry! Nice looking car! Enjoy!

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