Well, here she is, in all her glory. My new G-ride! Isn't she purdy? She's a 2004 Dodge Stratus 2 door SXT coupe. Gray. I never thought I'd like a Stratus, but this is snazzy. It has a lot of the same parts as a Mitsubishi Eclipse. When I got to
the dealer, I was nauseus. But, I felt comfortable after a few minutes. The first car I looked at I don't remember what it was, I didn't even drive it. I said uh, nah! The second, was a Buick Century. Do I look 80 years old?? I test drove it cus
it was a nice car, lots of options. But it felt like driving a boat. I told him it wasn't "me" and since I didn't need a car I'd just wait and come back when I maybe had some money down or something. Am I a grown up or what?
He asked what I needed in a car, and I said something "comparable" to my car. So he drove up in this car, and I said yea, now we're talking! I couldn't believe it was a stratus. I loved how it drove. It has a sunroof, and a spoiler. Power windows, seats, doors, locks, cruise. Awesome sound system. I found out accidentally that it has a 4 disc in-dash CD changer. I couldn't figure how to get a CD out, it kept saying to insert disc 4..and I was like woa, a CD changer! The best part? It's a 4cyl so I'll save in GAS! (I had a V6) Oh, Oh, and, my rate is 10%, vs. 19% I had on the last one.
So, I defeated the purpose of a lower payment. Ready for this? It's only $4 more a month than I'm paying for my 2001. Plus I got gap insurance. Plus I'm financed thru CHRYSLER which will help my credit! The insurance went up $14 though. Ouch. So,
I can afford it. But I'm not saving anything.
She's mine. All mine! Plus, they said I might get $126 back soon, from the car payment I made today. It comes out automatically from my checking twice a month.
I'm goin to West Virginia to get my Momma tonight in the new car! Fun!