Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Mama-mobile: Hyundai Tucson
Mother's Day weekend we bought a car, a 2007 Hyundai Tuscon in Platinum Gray. Since Curt will be gone for at least 6 months, we decided to buy a car to give me more mobility. We went with the Hyundai Tucson because it is cheap, has a good warranty and has just enough space. The back is perfect for Roxxy to ride safely. I don't have to worry about her getting thrown onto Ian. We put over 1300 miles on it in one week!
We bought the dealer demo car. It had 4800 miles on it when we bought it, but it is fully loaded. We went to the dealer on Friday, but discovered that I had to get my liscense changed back to PA in order to get the car titled in PA. Also, the first price they gave us was $1200 more than #1 Cochran Hyundai in Pittsburgh for a brand new one with no miles. We gave them our phone number and told them to call if they could do better. Since we were going to Pittsburgh on Saturday for the Race for the Cure, we could go to Cochran (where I bought my first car, a Hyundai Elantra in 2000).
We intercepted my parents outside of their school and jetted across town to the DMV. My dad signed a residency paper for me. By the time we were finished, the dealer called us with a better deal. It was o.k., but we were still planning to go to Pittsburgh. Then, they called back again and took a few hundred more off. They still made money, but the convenience factor made up for it. They went $1000 below the #1 Cochran price.
On Saturday, we went in to finalize the deal and pick up the car. We discovered that I was in breastfeeding support group with the car salesman's wife. He told his wife about us (living in Cairo) and she said she thought I must be the same person. As soon as he said it, I recognized his wife in the pictures. Her hair was different and the baby was younger in the pictures than when I saw him. Small world! The car salesmam was very supportive of breastfeeding. He did not seem like the type that would be, so I was impressed. Of course, I fed Ian at the dealership before I knew he was supportive, so finding out was a great and pleasant surprise.