Let me introduce you to the newest member of our family.As the sinister engine sounds and warning lights of our old car have been increasing over the last year, at about the same rate as its value has been decreasing, we've been casually shopping for a minivan to replace it. Every month or two we'd check the classifieds and Cars.com to see what was around in terms of year, make, mileage and price, but nothing impressed us enough to pounce.
Then last week out of the blue Ed checked online again and found one that had just been listed earlier that day. He called me immediately. The year was right, the stats were right, the price was right.
And the color was right. Do you know how rare it is to find a nice used black minivan for sale? It was the first black we'd seen for months in a 100 mile radius.
Mmm, rich dark shell:
With a light, creamy interior:
It's like it reminds me of something, I don't know. We were the first ones to call the guy. We looked at it that night and told him the next day we wanted it. A few days later when we transacted, he told us he'd had multiple other callers interested, offering to buy it on the spot.
And rightfully so. This thing is HOT. Luckily, I've never had a minivan complex like so many parents do. It's not the beginning or end of an era, unless you consider vehicular bliss an era. I love minivans, and now I love my minivan. And having a place to park it; I'm still not over that luxury. It's 7 years newer than our other car, and chock full of features I need to learn how to use. I am a willing student.So around here, we're sitting back. We're looking for excuses to drive somewhere.
And we're loving the ride.