Red, white and BLUE

My husband and I walked into the Honda dealership today, signed a few papers and came home with a shiny new CR-V. It seems kind of odd that it should be so easy to spend twenty grand. In reality, it wasn’t that easy as I’ve been fussing over it for months – spending that much money makes me very nervous!

I decided on a lease and am trying to figure out if I got a good deal or not. My monthly payments will be the same on this car as on the Civic that I financed 8 years ago. I put more than half down on that car, but this one cost a few thousand more, so I can’t quite get how the payments are the same. I know I didn’t get enough for the trade in of my Civic, but I haggled as much as I could stand to.

Anyway, I like it! I had planned on getting it in a nice sagey green, but the blue was all that was available on the lot. Most importantly, my husband fits comfortably inside and I won’t have to watch him folding himself up into the front seat like he had to do with the Civic.

17 thoughts on “Red, white and BLUE”

  1. Nice vehicle! My husband has trouble fitting into smaller models too. I leased a couple of cars, and then went back to purchasing them. Lease payments are lower, but in the end you don’t own vehicle. That is fine if you plan to get a new car every 3-4 years.

  2. Susan: I think it may just! It seems huge compared to my little Civic.

    Ruth: The thought of a new car every few years is kind of appealing, although I don’t really want to have payments forever!

    Monarch: Thanks!

    Jean: Yea – thanks!

  3. We have a blue CRV–older, though, and we LOVE it! The ease for height also attracted us, and it has done well.
    May you travel safely and wonderfully wherever you go!

  4. I laughed about your husband “folding himself up”! I’ve had the same situation before.

    Hondas are great. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Congratulations! I drive an old 88 civic to work. It gets 45 miles to the gallon. I’m afraid to trade it in for a newer model that will most likely get far less miles to the gallon.

  6. very nice — I like the color. I always worry myself after a car purchase about 1. if I got a good deal, 2.) did I get a fair deal on the trade in (never) 3.) how could I commit to spending such sums of money? I eventually get over it.

    I have tagged you, dear Laura, so if you want to play, ck by blog and try to keep kind thoughts about me!

  7. Woo hooo–a new car. That’s good for a good feeling for quite a while. It is fun to get a new car. I will be interested to see how you like it over time–gas mileage, handling, etc. I have a Mazda Protege right now, and am trying to decide if when I need a new one do I get something like a CRV.

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