I loved my old ride (a 2008 Jeep Wrangler X), but hubby's been after me for a while to consider something a little safer. Last week, I finally conceded that it might be time to look at other options. While I loved the Jeep, I did not love the payment or its gas-guzzling ways. So, I did my research and fell in love with the Ford Fusion. We went down to the dealership. I figured we'd be able to comfortably afford the base model. So I was super excited when I discovered that there were some really good rebates and we could actually afford the mid-priced model. Actually the car I ended up with is only a couple features away from being the top of the line model they offer.
(Not the best pic, I know, but it'll do)
I got a 2010 Ford Fusion. It has the Sync system in it (Bluetooth and all that) and satellite radio (which I have fallen in love with). It has a sunroof (yay)! I was concerned that I would lose space, but actually the kiddos fit in the backseat just the same. Hubby can actually sit in the backseat comfortably too. (He's 6'1" so that's pretty awesome) The trunk is huge. I totally love the car! It has lots of creature features. As far as hubby's concerns go, it is a super safe car. It has one of the top ratings out there for safety and the anti-theft features are good too. (That's important since we live in a border town and stolen cars are in Mexico faster than you can dial the cops.)
All things considered, we got an awesome deal. Our payment went down by a couple hundred dollars, the gas mileage doubled and, best of all, I totally love my new car!