Monday, August 6, 2012

Trade In, Not!


I mentioned before that my 2001 Ford Focus [picture above] broke down around end of May few days after my birthday. Since husband went to a whole month of training out of state in June, he did not check on the car until he got back in July. Early last month he fix the car and changed some parts, but still there's white smoke coming out of the exhaust. When he checked it again, he has to replaced cylinder heads or pistons. This means he has to take out the whole engine to do it.

Because of the nature of damage, we decided to get another vehicle for me. Vehicle is a necessity here. Hubby needs his truck to go to work and I need a vehicle to do errands and bring the kids to their appointments and school as well. By 2nd week of July we went to the dealership and luckily found one that fits me. We got a 5-seater 2007 Kia Rondo. I haven't heard of a Rondo until I saw it on the website of the dealership that we went to. It's a mini-SUV. When I tried it, I thought it's perfect for me. I am very petite and I don't need a big vehicle to drive. The Rondo was on special price and the good thing was it only has 56,000 miles on it. It's red and in very good condition. The first owner really took care of it. The only thing we add on it before bringing it home was tinting the widows a little bit since it was too clear. I don't have a picture of it yet but will soon share one when I can. 

We asked the dealership how much they will take of our car to trade, and they priced very low as it has an engine problem. So we decided not to trade the car anymore and hubby will just fix it. Now we have three vehicles and we'll see of what we can do with it when it's all fixed and done.

Linking this to 366 BPC!

10 Showed Some Love:

Lulu said...

congratulations on a new car!

thanks for joining!

raya said...

yes, congrats on your new car , Mommy! Here for BPC

Merydith said...

3 is good mama. We have three cars too katong naa pa diri si papa para naa siyay driban. Pero I am glad na nahuman na among car payments years ago. Ingon si Ryan di na mi mag trade in until ma nga fall off ang tires sa sakyanan. Gasto kaayo uy then like you said low kaayo ang dawat sa trade in. Anyways, BPC hopping here mama. Mine is up too at I am glad you guys had a wonderful time. Sagi lang nang labhanan diha basta you guys had a blast. BPC hopping mommy Dhemz. Mine is up at http://www.ryanmerydithfrancis.com/2012/08/tennis-and-badminton.html .

Chie said...

looking forward to see a picture of your new car...

visiting from BPC

Pinx said...

wow! congrats on your new car mommy Bless! i don't know if i will ever get to drive my own car...i'm so panicky, hadlokan kaayo ko... can't wait to see the photo of your new car. was here for 219 BPC

Jessica Cassidy said...

yay! SUV for the girls, congrats Momi Bless :-) My husband asks me what kind of car do I want to drive next? I said a SUV coz our lease is almost up :-) Returning from BPC

Dhemz said...

ayay, good for you mamiBless! pahulma unya ko...hehehe!mau ning daghan ug wheels kay pang extra just in case...am sure your hubby will fix the other car.

emzkie said...

thats great mommy Bless! now u will feel secured to drive around town and not to worry about breaking down. =)

from BPC 219

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/08/11/this-is-what-forward-really-looks-like/

emzkie said...

haha namali ko ug link. lol. sensya na kaau mommy Bless...

http://ourtravelsthrumylens.com/the-national-zoo-in-dc/

Carmel Cole said...

ayay, ford focus is a nicer car baya pud mommy. our family car is a kia rondo. we didn't like it because once a part will damage, it will cost hundreds of dollars to replace it. we wish to let go of it soon, when we get to have our third baby na siguro. but it will be different in your case pud, as long as you have Kia shops nearby to buy the parts. 366 bpc visit here, my #219 blog photo challenge is at: http://www.lovehomegrowgarden.info/2012/08/09/kids-fun-at-my-aunts-house-in-lancaster/

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