Friday, October 05, 2007

The New Mom-Mobile!

So, a few years ago my stepdad VERY generously gave us his 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis. Not exactly the type of car a young couple wants to be driving around in....but when you are as "thrifty" (cheap!) as we are we just couldn't pass it up. We have had it for a few years now and it has just under 150 thousand miles on it and the check engine light came on, soon after the ABS light came on, and then the brake light came on. So Claudio took the car in and the bill with parts and labor was over a thousand the windshield was cracked and would need to be replaced in the next year in order to pass inspection. So we made a QUICK decision to forego the repairs and just get a new car.

Our dream car (as pathetic as it is) was a Subaru Outback....and we came home with the MOM-MOBILE:

We had almost no intentions of getting a minivan. But due to some weird circumstances (which include a head on collision between my stepdad and the owner of a car dealership) we were given a deal we couldn't pass up and so we have become part of the minivan phenomenon.
And best of all it has a DVD player!! LOL


Emma said...

Nice car! It's a lot of fun to drive something new:) It will be perfect for carting around all the baby stuff you'll have in a few months!

La Bibliotecaria Laura said...

outbacks are not all that great with kids, either--difficult to install and carseats... so nice ride! hopefully gas isn't too costly? You don't really need that much stuff with a babe (proof: 3 kids in a CR-V).

Happy apples :)