The following is another blog posting I wrote before I started blogging here on WordPress. Enjoy, as I have definitely done the same reading old writings of mine!
“Cars Are On My Mind” – February 28, 2011
So to meet one of my goals of buying a car, I went out yesterday with my Dad to browse some lots for a cheap car that will be reliable. We found a great place that has cars for $4,955 or less. We saw a couple of Tauraus’ that were in good condition. Also some Saturns, and a GMC Sonoma that caught my eye. So in conclusion we found out that we were going to have to pay around $3,500 for a decent used car that had good mileage on it.
I was actually thinking about getting a small truck like the Sonoma. I just think that’d be pretty cool. I’m a decent sized dude and a truck would be a comfortable fit for me. Also with the pick-up truck, it has a bed in the back that I could use to put stuff in. Although I really don’t have a whole lot of “stuff” to put in it. haha I thought it’d be cool to have in case I were to attend any kind of tailgating events or even use it at the drive in movie theater. Or if I were ever to take a road trip by myself or with a significant other, it’d be cool to camp out in the back.
Anyway, I do still have to save more money to buy a car. I think my dad is going to help me out with buying one. Not sure yet, but that’s the generous kind of guy he is. I have about $850 right now. I’m getting plenty hours at work and earning around $200 every week so that helps a lot. I should be getting my tax check back sometime in the near future. I’m only getting $219 back, but that is because I didn’t work a whole lot last year.
I had a dream last night that I was driving a really sweet car. It was a small sport car, but I guess it only had a V4 engine, but it went super fast and had a lot of power. I remember in my dream that I was walking out of my high school and I was parked in front. As I was walking towards it, I was thinking to myself “Yeah that’s my car. Watch me open the door, get in, and speed off.” haha
I did have a car before but the summer before I went to college it had broken down. So I’ve been without a car since then. I’ve driven one of my parents cars a couple of times and it feels so good to drive a car by yourself after so long of not having that freedom to. Have you ever experienced that before?
So all in all I am excited to get this “new” car whenever I save up enough funds to purchase it. A new [used] car is always an exciting thing! 🙂