Tuesday, September 02, 2014

New Wheels

Sprung for a New Car

Hope I sell a few copies of my books...I just bought a new car. It's a Chevrolet Sonic. I wanted a little economy car in a hatchback. There were some pretty good Labor Day deals going on, so I went for it.

My Toyota Matrix was 11 years old and starting to develop some issues that would cost some good money down the road. My only regret is that I just spent too much money trying to fix it. Then, decided to look at new cars. Should have done it the other way around and not bothered to do the repair work...live and learn. It would have given me more money for the down payment. Ah, well.....

Anyhow, some pics of the new wheels:

On the other side is my truck, the Dodge Durango I use to pull my trailer and get horse supplies. It is a 2003 with only about 8000 original miles on it. So I can keep that for a long while yet.


  1. Congratulations! Good luck with the new car. Love the color and it looks very sporty. It's always nice to have a new car and now you don't have to worry about repairs for a good long while.

  2. very smart. have to say it's good to know one can get small cars over there; the perception we have over here is that everyone has great large things, clearly wrong!

  3. Ooh, nice! By the time we get back to the US we hope to buy an alternative fuel car. BTW, Claire, we were one of the few families around who had one car and four drivers. It can be done in the US!

  4. Looks like a nice little car - just perfect!

  5. love the vibrant color! You know that you now have to upgrade your wardrobe to match, I guess?