After a month and half of car pooling, I finally bought a car, my first car ever!
I had been doing research online for a couple of months, trying to find the one car that would satisfy all our needs. We wanted a new SUV that was small yet spacious, with good mileage and an integrated Nav/Com system. I looked into 5-6 different models like the the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage, all of which filled our requirements. In the end, the 2013 Ford Escape beat them all out for a spot in our household. Even though we would have to pay a bit more to include all the features we wanted, the glowing reviews of the Ford Escape really won us over.
But getting a freaking 2013 Escape was hard! The were released in late June, making them very new on the market. They were also selling like hot cakes, I dealer would tell me Friday night that they had 7 Escapes on the lot and the when we went to check them out on Saturday morning they had all been sold. After almost 2 weeks of looking at the inventory of different dealers we finally found one close-by that had the model we wanted. After a couple of days of dealing with getting insurance and approved for a car loan, we finally got to take her home.
So I now present to you the newest part of our family, Charlotte but you may call her Lola : )