It really broke my heart to lose my Elantra. Her name was Ellie. As much as I wanted to keep her, going through the process of keeping a car that had been "totaled" by the insurance company would have been arduous and possibly expensive.
So, once again, we went out shopping for a new car. If there's anything I hate more than regular shopping, it's car shopping. Mostly because I hate the thought of getting screwed.
Hubby and I spent Sunday driving up and down Route 28 from Salem to Hooksett, stopping at all the little car dealerships and looking for a "deal".
As always, I'm quite appalled at the prices of cars. For the $4000 self-imposed limit I set for us, there wasn't a lot to chose from. I'm partial to four door sedans with automatic transmission. I was surprised at the number of cars that had a standard transmission. More than once, I thought we'd found a good deal only to see that it had a stick-shift. That's not for me. I like to be able to cruise along without having to think too much.
We had seen a couple of possibilities on the way north, and were planning on going back to revisit a couple of them when we stopped in a place and found our car. She's a Toyota Corolla, blue, automatic transmission. She has 100,000 miles on her and of course, we paid more than I wanted to.
But she seems like she'll be a good car and hopefully last a few years. Hubby and I agreed that our "crashing the car days" are over!