Friday, June 13, 2008

Good-bye Friend...

We finally sold our Nissan Xterra tonight. It was yet another thing we sold on Craigslist and I am very thankful to have finally done it.

But, it was bittersweet since it was the very first car Thomas and I bought as a married couple. It was actually doubly important to me 'cause by buying this car it allowed Thomas to get out of a car loan cosigned with an ex-girlfriend. Yeah, he'll never live that one down.

In the end, it was the drinking that made it impossible to keep. It had such a drinking problem we ended up having to cut ties with it. All it wanted to do was get high on gasoline 24/7. It started stealing from us. Lying just to get a fix. It had a problem and we just couldn't subject our family to it anymore.

In all seriousness, we couldn't deal with the crappy fuel mileage. We're hoping to cut our $500/month fuel costs in half. Maybe more. That would be awesome.

And, so, we're planning to join the ranks of subcompact car owners. It looks like the Yaris will be making an appearance at our house soon. It's attractive, inexpensive and gets about 31 miles to the gallon. Since the Xterra was paid off, we don't want to get into a huge payment. And, the Yaris is the commuter car we're looking for.

I'm just hoping Thomas doesn't end up feeling like Mr. Incredible driving that car. They don't call it subcompact for nothin'....

2 comments:

Tal said...

Thanks for "outing" me on the ex-girlfriend co-sign thing. Yes, college students make stupid mistakes. She also failed to mention I bought the previous car without haggling a penny off the sticker price. Man was I an idiot!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Oh man that Mr. Incredible ref is hilarious!