So for a long time we've been talking about getting a second car, so that I can you know, go grocery shopping during the day and not on the weekend! We've had good luck with our two previous Hyundais, and when the 2007 Santa Fe came out, we both really liked it. But, it was a bit pricey (not as far as SUVs go, but just more than we paid for cars before) and I'd been trying to figure out if we could justify spending that much just for little old me. Then the gas prices shot up and I almost gave up the idea of getting one at all.
Last month or so, I was browsing Carmax and saw some great deals on fairly new Santa Fes, so I kept my eye out. Then last week I looked, and they were suddenly all gone! Just to make sure I checked again this past Sunday, and a 2008 Santa Fe with only 10K miles on it was listed for an extremely reasonable price, not much more really than what we'd paid for our other cars! And to top it off, it was silver, my favorite car color! So we talked it over and decided to go for it a bit early...
And here she is! :-)
It's really kind of hard to believe I can just walk out and go somewhere during the day, lol! Not that I really plan to all that often, but it's just nice having the option there. :-) I'll never have to wake up early to drop Camille off at work again if I need to go somewhere, woohoo!