I have a confession to make. The thing that stressed me out the most about this move to a NEW province, for a NEW job, in a NEW city, where I didn’t know anyone… wasn’t finding an apartment, wasn’t finding a church, wasn’t finding friends, wasn’t doing a new job, wasn’t living in a new city etc…. it was SHOPPING for a CAR…
I always thought I’d buy my first car from the Dealership in the town I grew up in. With people that have known me since I was a kid, knew my family, knew my Grandpa, and uncles and mom etc…. so I wouldn’t have to worry about being ‘ripped’ off… or buying a lemon or well it would be a ‘stress’ free situation… that dream well was just a dream and POOF it’s not happening.
Here I am in Winnipeg and I have survived my FIRST day car shopping… I did my research I knew what kind of cars I wanted…. I’m a hatch back kind of gal, and like compact small cars… must have been growing up with a 4-door hatch, first the ‘red Sprint’ and then the ‘blue Geo-Metro’…So I picked a few dealerships and off I went.
Now I’m not lying, there were MULTIPLE calls back to my life line–my little bro, (my older bro was away today)… I’d talk to the dealership guys.. and then talk to my bro…. and FINALLY I found a dealership and the car… well THREE cars…. now I have to decide!! What are the choices?
1. Hyundai Accent Sport ’09 RED—last ’09…but it’s standard…and not really sure I can do that… I did go out for a ‘lesson’ for like 15mins..but there was lots of stalling…. and not sure the stress of driving a NEW car in a NEW city and driving STICK is what I need at this moment. But I did learn to drive Standard back when I was in Australia…my friend Sharelle’s Dad was a driving instructor and took me out for quite a few lessons!
2. Hyundai Accent ’10…(colour mine for the choosing)…. automatic…. base model… no sunroof that’s pretty sad… I really want that!!
3. Hyundai Accent Sport ’10….(colour mine for the choosing)… automatic…. sunroof but the most ‘spensive of the bunch!
Basicly I’m going to get one of the three.. and if I can drive the stick… that is the best choice…because it’s the cheapest, because it’s the last ’09 and they want it GONE! hmmmmm I’m heading back on Monday for an ‘hour’ long test-drive to see if I really can pick up the art of NOT stalling…..and driving a standard… stay tunned because this could get interesting… and lets’ face it… I don’t think I”ve had ENOUGH change in my life yet! hahaha