9/30/12

And, I did it…

Friday was one of my better days.  I was so self confident that it was just a perfect feeling to the day. 

The only part I didn’t like is the disappointment of the sales guys that I didn’t buy from.  But, other than that, it was a great day.

And, here’s the lucky winner.

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A 2012 Prius with a dove gray interior.  So far, I’m averaging 51 miles per gallon in town. 

Yesterday, I spent the morning in the car with the 5 owner’s manuals; learning what all the buttons did.  I picked Syd up from school Friday afternoon and she kept pointing at buttons and asking what they did and I kept answering that I didn’t know. 

Now, I do. 

Okay, so the review between the Prius and the Ford Fusion Hybrid.  The Fusion was a good ride, roomy, comfy, plush.  And, if I had been trying to buy a 2013, I would likely have bought it, even though the gas mileage is a little less than the Prius.  But, buying a 2012, and not being able to wait two weeks, I was left to choose between white outside and black outside, neither of which was what I wanted.  So, I went back to this one and am very glad I did.  Now, if I’d only gone for that one extra luxury and gotten the navigation system.  Oh, well.  You can’t have it all…you gotta have something to look forward to next time.

It’s been rainy and cool.  It’s feeling like Autumn around here and I’m certainly enjoying it.

Be well and have a great Sunday!  Let’s see, where can we go?

Lane

8 comments:

Piece by Piece said...

Good looking wheels, Lane, I can truly believe it took you all morning to figure out what all the buttons do, almost have to be an engineer to run them these days. To me, all those extra bells and whistles increase the probability of more things to go wrong, right after the day the warrantee runs out.
Have a great day, I am sure you will find somewhere to go to show off your knowledge you learnt this morning.
Patricia

JoAnne said...

I've been waiting since Friday morning to see a pic of your new car! My parents got a Prius a year ago and LOVE it. Of course, my dad is a mechanical engineer and so all the "Sciency stuff" really appeals to him. My mom won't drive it b/c she doesn't know how! Have fun and enjoy. It sure is purty!!

Becky said...

Love the car! The savings in gas $$ will buy you a lot of fabric!!!

qltmom9 said...

You are going to love your Prius.~
Congratulations. I'm so glad for you.

Lucy~

Anonymous said...

Nice looking car Lane. Have fun driving it and enjoying the gas savings. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

lw said...

Super smart to buy 2012 in September-- and the car is beautiful.

Cynthia L. said...

Great looking car Lane! I know you will enjoy it for along time. I am shocked Sydney didn't know what all the buttons meant already, somehow kids just know that stuff!

Elizabeth said...

Nice. Very nice, indeed! May the new car smell last until you need another new car.

xo -E

P.S. I saw 5" navigation systems coming on sale at ShopKo on October 4-6 for $127.00.