Thursday, March 16, 2017

We bought a car

Jane and I will finally be in one Accord. We just bought this 2013 Honda Accord. And I mean, literally, like just an hour ago I called and put down some money on our credit card. We go tonight to sign the papers and pick it up.

Drew's uncle works at Don Ayers Honda and we prefer to buy from him. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a car. I called him Tuesday and we stopped that night and drove this car and one Civic. Yesterday I read reviews and whatnot and we decided that I would call this morning and if they still had it we would pull the trigger. They did, and so we did. I'm trying not to think about how fast it happened so I don't freak out.

I would have been okay with waiting, but I'm good with this car too. We actually didn't want white. It also doesn't have a sun-roof or XM radio that we wanted. For some reason we just like it though. It does at least have a pinstripe. And it's supposed to be "Pandora Capable" (or something). We could always add an external XM radio if need be. It's pretty nice looking, and has all kinds of interior room.

I've wanted a Ford Fusion the last 2 or 3 cars we've bought, but it still didn't happen. I don't know what it is about them, but I like the way they look. I actually thought we would get a smaller car this time. The Accord only gets 2 mpg less than the Civic though, so we will enjoy the nicer ride.

I suppose the hard part will now be trying to clean out, and up, my '02 Buick Century. I will try to sell it myself. It would be nice to get $1000 out of it, but a lot will probably depend on the person/situation.

Here are the specifics about the car from their website:

***Free 100k Mile Warranty***, ***Low miles***, ***Perfect Carfax with no accidents reported***, Fantastic condition, ***Honda Certified***, Fantastic fuel economy, Back up camera, ***Just serviced***, and Garage Kept. Accord LX. If you demand the best, this wonderful 2013 Honda Accord is the car for you. This Accord will take you where you need to go every time...all you have to do is steer! Earns Edmunds Top recommended sedan under 25K. Honda Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a 12mo/12,000 mile limited warranty, but also up to a 7yr/100k mile powertrain warranty, a 182-point inspection/reconditioning.

Body: 4D Sedan
Mileage: 32,186
Exterior: White
Interior: Beige
Engine: 2.4L I4 DOHC i-VTEC 16V
Trans: CVT
  • 160-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System
  • 4 Speakers
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear window defroster
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Traction control
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Panic alarm
  • Security system
  • Speed control
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Power door mirrors
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Front reading lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Outside temperature display
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Tachometer
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trip computer
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Passenger door bin
  • 16" Alloy Wheels
  • Speed-Sensitive Wipers
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • ***Free 100k Mile Warranty***
  • ***Low miles***
  • ***Perfect Carfax with no accidents reported***
  • Fantastic condition
  • ***Honda Certified***
  • Fantastic fuel economy
  • Back up camera
  • ***Just serviced***
(The car listed at $14,999. It ended up being $16,2-something. We resisted the pitch to add any extras.)