Tomorrow is WifeGeeding’s birthday, but she got her present on Saturday, a new family vehicle, a GMC Acadia. It’s not brand new, but new to us.
Everytime I purchased or was given a vehicle, it has rained. That streak held true again. So that’s happened for two Grand Ams, an Accord, 4Runner, Altima, Benz, and Acadia.
I really wanted to buy a brand new vehicle, or even something with very low mileage, but it’s hard to justify such a purchase when I work from home and my wife is a full-time mom. Heck, our longest commute is to church and that’s only a seven mile journey.
This may have been our least stressful car buying experience, at it was at Durant Toyota in Hudson Oaks, right outside of Weatherford. I remember as a kid riding to Fort Worth with my parents and always passing that massive auto dealership, but I never thought I would actually buy something from there.
There was never a doubt I was going to finance through USAA, I’m just too loyal to them.
WifeGeeding was visiting her parents in East Texas this weekend, so I ventured out to check out the car myself, which is a good 45-minute drive. But since we weren’t trading in a vehicle and she still needed to see it for herself, I had to drive back to Lewisville until she got home. After the kids got a brief nap, it was back driving west again.
As a small gift to my wife, I let her drive home alone without the kids.
One thing I always request when buying a car is a full tank of gas, otherwise no deal is going to happen.