Thursday, December 23, 2004

Reality Bites?

As time goes on, and we progress through the process of bringing home our children, we’ve had to make some very difficult decisions. One of them being: How will we be able to survive on one income while driving two luxury cars? Well, the answer was simple: We can’t.

Over the past few weeks, DH and I have spent most of our waking moments together researching cars that would work for us. I looked at ALL SUV’s with a third row seat. DH looked at everything he could. Thats just the way men work. LOL

Seven months ago, my incredible DH surprised me. For my birthday, he bought me a Porsche Cayenne. Their SUV that has 247 HP, a V6, and all the bells and whistles. It was an incredible gift.

Two days ago, we traded it in for a much more peace-of-mind-for-the-wallet-friendly Chrysler Pacifica. More horse power, still a V6, DVD ready, and a third row seat.

He traded in his Saab convertible for a Chrysler Crossfire coupe. What a cool car.

I’ll bottom line it: between that and the insurance savings, we’re saving over $300 a month.

Return on Investment: Priceless.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say how sorry I am that Russia has closed. Someone just sent me an email about this and I thought of you. If you want me to email you the article, just let me know.

And yes, I know what you mean by peace of mind. J. is car shopping and wants the new Volvo SUV and I want him to get a used car. A nice car, mind you, but used.

Anyways, happy holidays--

Middle Way