This will be short. Here is this week’s finish:
I could have made a quilt in the time it took me to land this car. It’s a 2022 MDX, new. I have spent at least 60 hrs on this search. At this specific time in the market, MDX’s are super hard to find, at least the one I wanted. I filled all 90 cu ft of cargo space often in my old MDX. I looked at all kinds of other cars, models, and brands, both new and used, and this is what fit me best. It has all kinds of teacher-friendly options.
This was a painful, distasteful, annoying, and unnecessarily difficult process. I did all my shopping alone, but I don’t think my problems were because I was a little ole grey haired lady. I found this car in Oakland, 110 miles from my home. Oakland has high crime rates, but this car was priced the same as a similarly equipped model with 20,000 miles on it in nearby Roseville! So yeah, it was worth the drive.
True story: I get ready to leave with my new car, mentioned that I was hungry and was going to swing by In ‘n Out. Everyone at the dealership pounced on me – “Do NOT go in, do the drive through”. Apparently, you can be sitting right there inside of In ‘n Out, enjoying your burger, and someone will walk right up to your car and do a smash and grab. I knew that happened in stores, but cars parked at a fast food place? Yikes!
I am happy this is over. It’s the kind of happy you feel after a medical procedure is over. I kept on saying to Hubby that I wanted the epidural, “just wake me up when it’s over”. I do like my car and there is no doubt that this is the best for me. The dealer in Oakland was a gem and their process was flawless.
It may take me another 40 hrs to learn how to program and use all the features on the car, lol! Can I just go quilt now?
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