We are half way done with the daunting task of obtaining a car that will fit our soon-to-be family of five. Due to needing 3 carseats neither of our cars will fit our family. We knew we would need a larger car, and we have been going back and forth on what to purchase. We started getting a little more serious last week when I started having lots of contractions (not painful, but just too many). We narrowed down our choices, and we decided that we should sell Abe’s car to get that step done.
Abe listed the car at 1:30 AM Saturday morning. By the time I woke up on Saturday we had a ton of e-mails with people showing interest. We responded to the e-mails, and as the morning progressed the phone started to ring non-stop. Abe showed the car twice, talked to lots of people, and had a decent offer (90% of asking price) by 8:00 PM that evening. We completed the transaction today. The car is sold! As of now we are a ONE car family. We are slightly worn out after that crazy weekend. Spending lots of time at a dealership and dealing with craigslist people really will take it out of you.
The good news is that we think we have chosen the car we want. We were going back and forth between a Honda Pilot and a Ford Explorer. While test driving an Explorer on Saturday, we jokingly said what about a Flex? Well, after test driving it we discovered that we REALLY liked it. It has some great features that are really nice for families. Abe is in the process of negotiating the best price, and we will hopefully be ready to purchase one soon!