Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Change

Two big changes.

ONE!
We did it! This past weekend, with the help of my super car savvy brother John, and thanks to Steve's major accident in the Maxima, we bought a new car! Neither of us has ever owned a brand new car and yes, we're nervous to park our shiny new toy on the mean streets of San Francisco but we got a great deal on an '08 Hyundai Elantra and we're really excited!
Things we love about the car:
1) Cute car!
2) Look cute in car!
3) #1 Safety rating in it's class (full curtain airbags and stability control)
4) Power everything!
5) The color is called "Regatta Blue"
6) Fantastic gas mileage
7) 10 Year/100,000 mile warranty (what? seriously.)

Like I mentioned, my brother John helped us with the car search for a solid couple of weeks. John is that guy. That guy that loves the hunt for a good deal. That guy that loves to haggle because he knows pretty much everything there is to know about cars so no one can really jerk him around. He's the guy that isn't afraid of having those tough arguments...er...conversations with car salespeople. And we love him for it!

We got to spend the morning visiting John, his wife Kim and their cute boys Jarod and Kevin.
After the visit with the fam we went and closed the deal on our new car! Buying a car takes a long time and I mostly felt like this.
And Steve mostly felt like this.
Even though the process was long, I was happy to have the keys to my new wheels!

TWO!
We're moving! Not to another state or another country. Not even another city. We're leaving our SOMA loft and heading west to the Inner Sunset. As much as we've loved SOMA living (mainly because we live two doors down from our great friends Andy, Emily and their baby Sadie), we decided to look for a place in an area with a more "neighborhoody" vibe. The change will be bittersweet but we're ready to make it. More to come on the move!

7 comments:

amanda said...

Love the new car! Great color! Good luck with the move!

Senja said...

Oh Congrats on the sweet car! :) And good luck with the move - can't wait to see pictures of the new place!

Lee said...

You guys are getting so grown up.

Lindsay said...

Awesome! My parents just bought a Hyundai Sonata (yes, they finally gotten rid of the minivan with 300k miles on it - actually they gave it to my brother since he is now a family of 5!) and love it. You just can't beat that warranty! We're thinking our next car might be a Hyundai.

Good luck with the move...let us know if you need any help.

amyandseth said...

cute car! what a warranty - you won't have to worry for awhile! So does this mean you are not in our ward anymore? oh no...

caroline said...

i loved the inner sunset. i hope you do too!

Sarah said...

i think you'll dig the inner sunset. i love being so close to the park.