A few months ago I go a frugal stick up my butt - Jim and I sold our mini van and decided to live on one vehicle!
I'm almost ashamed to admit it - not long ago we broke down and bought a second car. A new car.
We are now very proud owners of a 2009 Honda Fit.
Here is list of excuses as to why we
-getting the kids up early to take Hubby to work was tiresome (I'm lazy)
-picking up Hubby from work when I normally cook dinner was a bother. (I'm lazy)
Yes, I'm a lazy American who isn't even a citizen! - living out the American dream of being in debt.
But - hey! Didn't I say I was a proud owner? yes, I did.
Here is a list of good reasons why a Honda Fit fits us:
-We recently reached 38 mpg... awesome!
-It's looks tiny - but has more then enough space for our family - we bought what we needed not what we wanted. Here is what we wanted.
Why new - why not used?
-used cars loans generally have higher interest rates
-we wanted something under warranty.
-we looked for used Hondas - here's the thing - Hondas hold their value. A 2-3 year Honda is not a huge bargain.
Overall this was a good purchase for us. We have a new car- a car that fits our budget, a car that fits our family. This was an educated decision - not an emotional one. And that's a big deal for us!