Monday, May 30, 2005

Mission Accomplished

FINALLY! Our weekend-long endeavor to get a new minivan is now complete.

As of around 12:30 p.m. today, K & I became the proud owners of our first-ever brand new vehicle...a silver Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with a whopping 4 miles on it when we drove off the lot.

In addition, it has the pretty cool stow 'n go seating where ALL the rear seats fold flat into the floor. It also has the very nice power sliding doors and power tailgate. That's going to be awesome for taking kids different places and dropping them off.

The only thing we didn't get was the DVD player because we can get that for about half of the price at somewhere like Best Buy or Circuit City.

And the best part? It's only going to cost us about $15 more per month than the payments we're making on our 7-year-old van (and still had about 18 months left to pay on it). We're doing what they call a "Gold Key Purchase" but it's really a 24-month lease. Without going into too much detail, I think we got a good deal on the residual value and we are fully planning on buying it at the end of the two years.

So right now we're in Happyville. I'll try and take pictures soon.

Until Next Time...