Thursday, May 15, 2008

we got a new car!....kinda...

Tonight, we took two disgruntled babies (well one was okay until the end) in record high heat wave this afternoon to procure ourselves a family-vehicle.
And since I wanted a black 2008 RAV4, we had to put an order in for it.

But when it comes it will look like this!

All except for that european license and the dewy green glen.

And if I get my wish, it will then look like this!


Yes. Thanks to Back to the Future, I must have a black Toyota truck with KC lights and a "cattle bar" on the front.

I'm sure that's where I'm getting my coolness cues, and I don't care. I love it.
And y'know, chances are, Franklin's gonna get lost again, and when he does, I'll need all that wattage to track him down! Also, when I accidentally run into the clothes dryer in the garage, I'll need that cattle bar to protect my bumper.

And it's got a third row and bluetooth and gets 27 MPG.
Yes, it's brand new. Something we thought we'd never do. But it was almost the same price as a used one.

Now we just have to wait for it* to arrive...

(P.S. Trina, buy the Audi!!)

*It's 3.5L V6, 24 valve, 269 hp, 5 speed automatic (finally an automatic! I've waited 10 years to not have to shift!!) 19 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy. No it's not the Dodge Journey because 1) it's the first production year and 2) the good gas milage only applied to the model that didn't offer a third row.

4 comments:

Mama Bree said...

wait a sec, I thought you were going American? what happened??

congrats on the new car!! :)

ro said...

yea! You got a new car!! I'm so happy for you to have a car you've really wanted. When did they say it will arrive?? I can't wait to ride in it. Good luck with the KC lights and rockin' bumper. That will come in handy when we all go camping in the Sierra Nevadas next year.

Devon said...

yea!! i'm so glad you didn't get the dodge! it didn't have good gas mileage anyway. your going to love the rav4 - bet you'll miss shifting just a little. i do :o)

Jeremy and Kamie said...

Sweet - you know most "foreign" cars are made or assembled at least in the US. My car was lovingly assembled in Kansas City.