Thursday, April 30, 2009
We've been contemplating a vehicle purchase for months now as we faced the fact that Amanda is leaving for college in a few months and has chosen a destination where she will need a personal transportation device. We went back and forth on whether to buy new or used; something for us or something for her....six of one, half-dozen of the other.
In the end it came down to the fact she's used to driving our 10-11 year old Camry. Since we bought it new all those years ago, we have a good handle on how it's been treated and maintenanced. We decided it will be her graduation gift and she can take it to college.
That meant any "new" car would be driven primarily by either Doug or myself. Since the Camry is/was his car, the new car would be his as well.
Thus, we bought a new Toyota Yaris. Picked it up tonight. It looks good, gets great gas mileage (40-43 mpg highway!) and is the least expensive model in Toyota's fleet. After owning Toyota's for over 20 years, we're glad to add another.
And we have, at the moment, the only Yaris sedan in the blue color shown above in Fort Dodge.
We think we will set a trend.....that's what happened with our gold Sienna after all!