I mentioned Friday in my 5 Question Friday post that I got a new car for Christmas. So I thought I would post a few photos. First I did love my old car which was a royal blue Ford Escape. I had always wanted an SUV and when we were FORCED to get a new car I was excited that I finally was able to get one.
Now that said the reason we were shopping for a new car (I only have had my Escape about 2 1/2 years) was for financial reasons. I mentioned I was FORCED to get a new car due to the fact that one day driving home in my Saturn a rod slipped and blew a whole in my engine. Instead of spending thousand’s of dollars to try to fix it we opted to get a car. My Ford Escape was a used car and our interest rate was 12.99% (UGH).
My husband has been working for Ford now for 1 1/2 years and last February he purchased a brand new Mustang at a 1.9%. So for the past months we have been looking at and thinking about getting a new car so we could get into the same interest rate. I much prefer most of my money going to principal then a bunch of interest.
However because I LOVED my Escape I was very particular on what I was willing to get. I first was only open to another Escape or an Edge. It turned out the Edge with some negative equity we had to roll over was more then we wanted to finance. So I had decided at first not to go through with purchasing a new car after all there was nothing wrong with the one I had.
Then my husband had me sit in a Ford Fusion Sport. I was like, Ok, whatever. I totally loved the inside. It seemed so classy and sporty to me. It took me another full day to finally come to an agreement with Ford and to get my car for what I wanted. We tried several different things, even different colors, models, adding and taking away options. The bottom line was I wanted the car I sat in and I wanted it at the price I was willing to pay.
After the purchase it took them 4 days to get me my car, I seriously was ready to nix the whole deal and I probably would have if my husband didn’t work there. I’m SOOO glad I didn’t I am now in Love with my NEW car. It has some fun options, two of my favorites are my SYNC (handless phone system), and the USB port so I can plug in my MP3 and listen to music. I LOVE the full black interior (this it turns out was hard to come by, as many of the vehicles they tried to fit into my price range did not come in all black). The seats are leather which was one of my most haves! Hopefully this car will not put us in the upside down position again. I’m so glad our financial decision landed me a car that I love!