Wednesday, December 5, 2007

my new car

I loved my Honda Civic, but it wasn't the best car in the snow. It slid around in the slush and my tires spun trying to go up hills, and worse yet, trying to stop at the bottom of hills. So on Monday night, after the first big snow storm of the season, I went and bought myself a new silver CR-V from Grappone Honda. I had been thinking about getting a CR-V since last summer, and watching my Civic's blue book value, and checking out the Honda commercials for any specials on the CR-V. So it wasn't really a compulsive purchase. Ideally, I was going to wait until after the wedding. But finally decided that I don't want to suffer through another long winter without 4WD. And now I don't have to worry about inspecting my car this month, as the new car comes with an inspection. I have thoroughly enjoyed driving around on Tuesday and Wednesday with my 4 WD in the snow remnants with no fear at all about sliding around. I will never get stuck in the driveway again! The only thing I am not impressed with is the gas mileage. I filled my Civic up once, maybe twice, a month. So I am a bit in shock in how fast the gas gauge goes down with the CR-V. Though, it still has one of the best gas mileages of all the small SUV's. Can't wait to give you a ride!

3 comments:

Jacinda said...

Hmmmmm... I am also looking at the CRV - but I hesitate with the gas mileage you speak of - My accord I also only fill a few times a month depending on the where I go. A thought- have you been driving around solely in 4wd - I think that might take up alot of gas.... Let me know what you find out.

Sarah said...

It's AWD all the time and the 4WD only kicks in when needed.

Angi said...

Congratulations!! New cars are always exciting! See you Saturday.