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Bri ([personal profile] brillando) wrote2012-04-14 11:49 pm

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Dear flist,

I would like you to meet Castiel, my new baby car:

It's a 1997 Toyota Camry LE with only 79,380 miles on it. It's in excellent condition and drives like a dream - seriously, the ride was so quiet and so smooth, it was even better than my dad's Lexus. There's more pictures and videos on the dealer website here if you're curious.

The only downside is that I'll be paying a little more than I was hoping to spend on a car - $6,500, not including taxes and fees. Tax alone bumps up the price to $7k, and I'm not sure yet how much the fees will be, but my dad assures me it won't be much.

I haven't officially bought it yet because I need to wait until my paycheck deposits on Wednesday to have enough money to cover it. But I do have a $500 deposit on it, so it is mine.

Honestly though, I'm fine with the price, because I am in love with this car, and thrilled that it's MINE. This baby is going to last me a long time so I definitely think it's worth it. Can't wait until I have it so I can show it off to everyone, and put my UC Santa Cruz Alumni license plate holder on it - I'll take pictures then too haha.

After all these months looking for cars, the nightmare with the Passat (that car ended up needing $3k worth of repair work done, which lol no) and the nightmare I had this week checking out a 2003 Nissan Altima (the car was mostly decent, but needed a little work done to it and the guys selling it were SUPER sketchy), I'm also just glad that it's finally OVER. Now I can focus on moving out!

[identity profile] 2012-04-15 10:51 am (UTC)(link)
Aww that's great news! :D
Congratulations! I think it's a really nice looking car and I love the name too. ;) So fitting.

[identity profile] 2012-04-15 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! Also, I appreciate that you mentioned my name for the car. No one else has yet. xD With that color combination, and my overall love for the car, I just couldn't help myself...

[identity profile] 2012-04-15 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a good find!! Congrats!! ajdfljdkl;asdjkfjkladfjklajdl

[identity profile] 2012-04-15 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you!! I'm super stoked that I was able to find such a great car. I really thought I would have had to compromise somewhere... but the only point of compromise was the price, and even that is fairly reasonable! So I just can't wait until Wednesday when it's finally all mine :D

[identity profile] 2012-04-16 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Photos of you breaking in your car are expected.

[identity profile] 2012-04-16 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
I don't really understand what photos of me breaking in the car would look like...? lol

[identity profile] 2012-04-17 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
I hope your car troubles will be over after this!

[identity profile] 2012-04-20 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! It's a very awesome car. I'm glad things worked out. :)