Monday, April 6, 2009

Something Orange

Car shopping is strange. I have been looking online and researching all the makes and models, but then I have to go to a dealership and see what is actually available. I just want what I want. I really want a hatchback, but they don't seem to be readily available. Are they so popular that they sold out or are they do unpopular that nobody stocks them? Len and I went to Astoria/Warrenton on Saturday and I test drove a few. We went to the Suzuki place first. The Reno got great gas mileage, but drove like a go cart. Len loved the SX4, but I thought it drove like an SUV. Then we went to Oceancrest and I drove a little Mazda 3. I loved it. It was totally tricked out and drove like a sports car. Unfortunately is was more expensive used and three years old then the brand new Suzuki. I tried a Toyota Yaris, yuck, no guts. I drove a Ford Focus too, but it was really boring. So, this week we are planning a trip to the city to give Hyundai, Nissan, Honda, and Kia a try. After all of this, I may just buy some duck tape and get the Saturn going again.


K Schimmy said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah, gas mileage and power and hatchback and stuff... but most importantly, did the Mazda 3 come in orange?

clumsygirl said...

Kenna wanted a hatchback, and test drove quite a few. You might contact her and see what she found.

Also, we got our car loan through our credit union, and were able to simply order exactly what model, color, interior, etc. that we wanted. The credit union set it all up and went and fetched it for us, bargaining and all. It was waiting with keys at the credit union. It was awesome.