You know how it is, you have very good intentions, and make a list, and create a goal, and try to get started on the plan, and then, BAM! life happens. It certainly has happened that way around here. I had planned a month of posting, both personal posts and sponsored posts and stuff y’all might like to read about. I had even started a couple of drafts, which I don’t really like to do, because when you start a draft, it sits there accusing you of being a sloth every time you sign in to your blog. Sooooooo. Now that my lovely daughter has come home from the hospital, and we have driven so much it seems like we went to Washington state and back, I was getting ready to sit down and start writing again.
Then, guess what? We needed to buy a new vehicle. Because I can not get in and out of the truck without help, I have not been able to go anywhere by myself since I got out of the hospital in May of 2012. Think about your own life, and how it would feel to not be able to just jump in the car and run to the store when you needed something. I was going a little bit crazy. For that and a few other reasons, we decided it was time to ditch the truck and get a snazzy car.
We knew we wanted to keep our payment under $200. Knowing that, we went to the Coosa Valley Credit Union and talked to them about getting a loan. From there, we figured we should look for a nice used car no more than $12,000. I began looking online at used cars on every new and used car dealer website in the west Georgia area. I mean, why drive all day and use up that expensive diesel fuel when we could eliminate several places without going anywhere? I found five vehicles that fit our budget and looked pretty good in the pictures online.
The next day, we went to the closest place where one of the cars I found was located. When we got there the car looked really good, but it was several hundred dollars out of our price range. They wouldn’t budge one bit on the price, so we walked. Or drove. To the next lot we went. The car at that lot was in the price range, but it didn’t look quite as good in person as it did online. Off we went again.
Stan’s Auto Sales in Dallas Georgia is about 35 miles from our house. They are located in a residential area, and if we had not had our GPS lady telling us where to go, we would have never found him. But, the car we were looking for was at that lot.
Today we are the proud owners of a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. We got it for $9,950, which is a very good deal. We were able to get a payment of $167 a month, so it fits our budget with money left over.
If you live in the west Georgia or surrounding area, and are in the market for a clean used car, you should check out Stan’s Used Cars in Dallas. EJ is very easy to work with, and will help you find the right car for you. He said they keep their inventory of cars priced at $12,000 or less. They had plenty of beautiful used autos when we were there to pick ours up.