May 17th, 2016



I'm thinking of buying a new car this summer. I have a 2008 Nissan Altima that has a bazillion miles on it but is still in pretty good shape. While it doesn't owe me anything, it's also getting to the point that something big is 'due' to go and I'd like to avoid that if I can.

While I like my Altima, I'm open to something different. This is my second Altima in a row but I'm not married to getting another.

The problem is that I don't know what I really want. I do need something with 4 doors... I need to be prepared to handle driving the mother-in-law (who uses a walker) around... 4 doors are critical to someone getting in and out of that back seat when both the hubby and I take her out.

Since I drive 40 miles back and forth to work (almost 80 miles a day), I also need something with reasonable gas mileage. The recent lower price of gas has been helpful, but I need to keep that in mind.

I've been watching cars on the road (since I drive so much) and it's interesting to see how bland cars colors are. If you watch, there's a finite number of car colors: red, black, white, and bland variations of grey/beige. There is the odd bright color car, but it's the exception and not the rule.

If it's not too crazy, I'm going to hold out for something... blue. Maybe I'll go wild and look at something green. I know in the summer, I'm working with 'year end' models and probably will have fewer choices, but I'm also not desperate to buy anything. So I can wait for what I want.

Hey! If you have something you like, tell me about it!

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