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The new car. Pics, tears of joy, excessive gushing. Come laugh with me like a child! - The Rancho Commons — LiveJournal
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The new car. Pics, tears of joy, excessive gushing. Come laugh with me like a child!

First, the bidness end. (With partial view of the rancho in background.) We are actively seeking just the right plate to put in this front plate holder. (NC doesn't require a second license plate in the front.)



The color is sagebrush green, I think. It is dark grey in some light. It changes.

I blurred the plate on this one because that's what people do. I don't get it, but I guess someone can use that info for "bad things."

The interior is grey, charcoal, and black. It is beautiful! Leather cover on wheel is stock item.


Leather accents on the door to coordinate with the leather seats. Oooo aaaa.

I'm not a fan of leather seats, because I've never seen them that they didn't crack with age. Allegedly, one can "condition" them to prevent this, but I fear these may already be on the way.

The guys' view with rear climate control and power outlet.

What the guys will really be looking at! We splurged and had this Panasonic DVD player installed overhead. It also has a slot for SD chips, which our digital camera uses for memory, so you can view a slide show. And it plays CDs and mp3 disks as well as DVDs.

Screen down. Wireless headphones are included so they can listen to the movie or other music while we listen to the radio/cd/tape player. Or, you can tune the car stereo so it plays the sound from the DVD player on the car speakers.

Spacious cargo area with an additional fold up seat (currently not open) for "emergencies." It is cramped, but can seat an additional three people if need be. I wouldn't want to sit back there for long though. Note the super heavy duty mats we put in all our vehicles awaiting proper placement after the detailing.

Sorry to go on so, but we have driven clunkers and waited for this car for a long time. We are very happy to have undertaken this nearly unbearable debt finally have a nice, reliable family car that we can count on for years to come.

Current Mood: ecstatic ecstatic

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gillian16 From: gillian16 Date: December 3rd, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay!!! Congratulations! I remember how I felt last year when I bought my new car after having the same clunker for 10 years. I wish you nothing but the best with it.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: December 5th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! We luuurv it! I'm making excuses to drive places. It'll pass.
schmimi From: schmimi Date: December 3rd, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
ROAD TRIP!!! I mean, come on, with that DVD player and everything? You just gotta... :)

Who gets to drive it, you or Allie?

And, your house and neighborhood look very cute.

aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: December 5th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Allie and I are plotting what sort of road trip we can afford and when. It is a requirement!

It is the "family car" and I still have my Explorer, an old 1991 clunker we call "the Big Dawg," which I will drive the 1.5 miles to/from work and use to haul stuff.

When we go out as a family, we will take turns driving typically, depending on how we feel, etc. Right now, Allie has been letting me mostly drive. She will get plenty of driving time when she goes out by herself and with the boys. Also, with a 20 minute trip to and from school twice each day, we will both get plenty of time behind the wheel.

It is an old neighborhood, but with the passing of many of the original residents, it is mostly inhabited by renters and younger families like us now. Our house is certainly nothing fancy, but we love it!
tinamarie From: tinamarie Date: December 31st, 2004 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
beautiful! I test drove one of those before we bought my "Ford Escape" a couple of months ago. Love the dvd player too! Keeps the kiddos busy.
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