If you had asked us 2 weeks ago if we were going to change vehicles any time soon we would have said no, we’re fine with the VW Rabbit. If you had asked us this 1 week ago, we would have said we are considering it. What changed?
My Mom has been carless since the big car accident years ago. Sure there have been other vehicles but none were ever “hers” as all us young drivers laid dibs on them for learning to drive, or going to work, or Dad was driving one to work. You’d think with the number of cars in the drive way surely there would have been one, but no there was not. My Mom is the most patient person I know, I wish I was like that, and she let all us girls drive the cars while she patiently waited or made sure we knew she needed a car for something.
Now it has been no different. My Dad got himself a car, Taressa (the only one of us girls at home now) has her own SUV, and still it was hard to have a vehicle to get somewhere. Mom had finally had enough and mentioned she wanted to get a small car for bombing around in. She does not need one to get to work, that takes maybe 90 steps to get to each day. She just wanted something that she knew would be available whenever she wanted to be able to go somewhere.
We randomly, and almost jokingly, put it out there that she should get the VW Rabbit from us so that we could upgrade to something bigger. Sure enough this is exactly what has happened. My Mom is now the owner of our Rabbit. We’ll miss that little car it has been a great vehicle to us. We just knew if we ever wanted to go camping, or any sort of road trip with kids it would not work.
No mini van for us, not yet any ways! We checked out several Honda CRVs and finally found one that just felt right. It had everything we were looking for in it, and really low mileage for the it is too! We both have to get used to driving what feels like a boat to us right now, and we do have to clear out a bit longer space in the garage, because a 2009 CRV is much longer than the Rabbit was. It have the ability for us to put 3 car seats in the back 😉