Sunday, October 25, 2020

New Car



Like my old car on steroids.

 The lease on the 2017 Ford C-Max, a plug-in hybrid vehicle, was up at the end of September. I had the option to buy it, but I didn't want to. I liked lots of things about that car but I did not like the fact that the electric battery took up so much space and that a full charge did not give that many electric only miles (25, more bother than it was worth).  They don't even make them anymore so that tells you something.

I do drive from Vermont to Florida and back, but once I am settled in one place or the other I don't put on all that many miles. I decided to look into vehicles that would be a comfortable long distance ride and have plenty of room for when I am traveling with the grandchildren.

And honestly, I want a car that just might last for the rest of my driving career. I am young at heart, but, let's face it, I am not very young.

I bought a Ford Edge. I am mostly a Ford person. I did have a Prius, which I liked. Before that, I did have a Saab, a car I craved all my life. It was a complete disaster.

I took Don with me to the dealership. He bought all his commercial vehicles from Ford and he negotiated a good deal for me. He does amazing research to find good deals. I picked up the car on Friday. He drives a good bargain and then offers to drive it for the first 5000 miles "just to be sure it's safely broken in." What a guy!

I am enjoying the new car smell, playing with all the buttons. Maybe when it's not raining I will go for a ride.





12 comments:

gigi-hawaii said...

A Ford? Now, that's a thought. Maybe, we'll buy a Ford later.

Maebeme said...

How nice! I'm sure you'll appreciate it on your travels, with or without the grandchildren.

Kay said...

Congratulations and yay for Don! We did have a Ford station wagon in Illinois that we liked. I’m so happy for you. I still can’t believe how you drive such a long distance, Olga. I am in awe of you.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

That is a nice car. It should be perfect for all of your travels.

Arkansas Patti said...

Ah yes that new car smell. Enjoy that new ride and since your other car wasn't that old, there won't be too many new bells and whistles to get used to.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Great looking new car!! I love a new car smell.
Enjoy! Safe Travels. :-)

Joared said...

Congrats on your new car. Enjoy! Friends leased a car for a year then decided to buy one of that brand, but a different model and year. I've been intrigued to get a new car with all the safety features they now have, but the vehicle I have we bought used when my husband was still living and he's been correct given the mileage it will easily last longer than I do, plus I really like it and have had no mechanical problems. Interestingly to me, I frequently have people ask if I might want to sell it to them -- a 1999 Toyota Avalon.

Olga said...

Thanks, everyone. I am hoping this will be the last car I ever have to buy.

Jenn Jilks said...

That is fun. Buying a car can be a crap shoot!

Linda Reeder said...

Congratulations on the new car. Does it have all of the fancy updated safety functions? You may have some studying to do.

Jean said...

When I bought a new car four years ago, I wanted the "Crystal Blue" but they would have to get it from another dealer. Three sales men were trying to talk me into one of the colors they had in stock. I finally said, Look. I drove that Honda Civic for 17 years. I'm 73. Do the math. This is probably the last car I'm going to buy. End of discussion. They got the car from the other dealer.

Barbara said...

My goodness, your hair has gotten long. I love that new car smell too. Congratulations