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Friday, May 30, 2008


Since last Monday I have been researching new cars. Our 1996 Dodge intrepid finally died enough that she is no longer worth my time putting any more $$ into her! Kind of sad really. I loved that car. We have owned her for 12 years and put 236,000 miles on her!
Been reading about cars on the Internet a lot lately. What is CVT? It is the type of transmission on the Nissan Altima. I guess you don't even feel it shift. That is one of the "new" things I am finding out about. Along with "Bluetooth" and several other strange and innovative ideas in the car industry!
Besides the Nissan Altima, we are considering Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, and Honda Accord.
There are so many nice cars and features available today! It is amazing really. The choices are quite perplexing. Heated leather seats! Wow! How cool is that?!
We haven't ruled out a newer model used car either. I have been spending a lot of time on a neat website called www.edmunds.com. Check it out BEFORE you buy a car. Some great tips and advice. One tip is to rent the car or cars you are considering and drive them for a week. Never thought of that! I think that is a fantastic idea. Take the car home and see how she fits in the garage. Over a couple of days I think you can get a pretty good feel about the car and if it will work for you. A lot better than a one to two mile test drive with the salesman yammering in your ear the whole time about how great their car is!
Also, you can get qoutes right over the Internet! Of course then they all call you on the telephone and badger you.
Part of the process, I am actually enjoying it!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi from Bruce Whittaker. CVT or continuously variable transmission is pretty amazing matching the right engine speed and accelerator demand for the proper power to the wheels on any given incline/decline. Cars are becoming more dependent upon computers and programs to figure out for us what we want, cool but scary.

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