Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A New Addition

Let me start by saying I am not having a new addition, we recently purchased a new addition and it is not a pet either. We have been thinking of getting a 3rd vehicle for John to drive his 70ish miles a day to work (round trip). In the summer I use his truck for markets and on the farm and he did want to drive our Durango to work and get it all messed up and rack the miles up on it. Besides those factors it does NOT get good gas mileage. Let me say that BOTH of these ARE paid for in FULL! So we had thought about a small car but the boys seats would not fit properly in the ones we looked at. The boys still use a full seat with a five point safety harness and will for a long while yet.

John's sister (one of the three) called the other day to chat and told me they were thinking of getting rid of their third vehicle since they never drove it. Their third vehicle belonged to my mil before she passed two years ago (the sister had paid my fil for it). So I asked some questions and she quoted a price. I told her I would talk to John and call her back. It is a 2001 Chevy Venture mini van with 83,000 miles on it. The main thing was that the price was right. Actually is was $1400 less than book value. We talked and we decided to take it. It is perfect for him and us. There is plenty of room in it and if we need a family vehicle (should something happen to the Durango) then there it is. We can also get the boys seats in it and they have room too! I am glad that we have it and it is still in the family. i think that would make Mawmaw happy too!

So there you have it, a new addition! Do you have a mini van or are you a car person? What do you drive?



Nikki said...

We have a minivan, or I guess I should say, I have a minivan. John did NOT want to get one, but he finally gave in. I wanted one as soon as I found out I was pregnant with Sarah Beth. They are great family vehicles. I think you will love yours.

MyKidsMom said...

LOVE my minivan! It's a lot easier on the back not having to stoop to get things in and out.

Congratulations on the new addition:)

Ellie said...

Nope, no mini van for me....I drive a Ford Escape.....glad you are happy with your "new" purchase!

Nico said...

I really hope to one day get a mini van. Right now my car is getting really low on space... 3 car seats in an impala=really cramped quarters. Congrats on your new addition :)

Mimi said...

Hi Marva, I don't know how I missed your minivan post! We have a minivan and love it! I know that you will love yours too, and when the boys have field trips at school or play sports, you'll load it up with kids and have a blast!