Monday, December 28, 2009

Look what I got myself for my son's birthday....

So you know I have a killer car, it's a 2006 Chrysler 300 SRT with a Hemi engine. Bad ass car. Expensive as fuck. $350 per tire to replace. Shitty gas mileage. But damn it's pretty...



It's also a leased vehicle and the lease is up January 17th.

Oh, and I just found out two weeks ago that I am already over my miles.

Anyway, I've been shopping for a car for a couple of weeks now, and finally found it yesterday.

So I bought myself a new car for my son's birthday.


Welcome to my new 2010 Nissan Altima!




(Clearly I have a thing for silver cars!)


My young trendy Nestie girls would call this a "push present", albeit 19 years late. LOL

I'm very happy with it. It has all the same bells and whistles that my 300 has except navigation and the Hemi engine. The nav came in handy during times when I'm showing houses but hell, I can buy a Garmin. And the Hemi was nice when idiots on the road in front of me were driving too slow and I wanted to zoom around them, but otherwise all it did was cause me to slide all over the freaking road in the snow and give me a whopping 15 miles to the gallon.

But the best part is that the car payment is half what the 300 was, and that makes me really, really happy.

Oh and it has a feature the other car didn't....a cool iPod interface in the nifty Bose stereo so I can listen to music on my iPhone when I'm driving!!! Yay! (This would be my son's favorite feature on the car, as you can imagine.)

So I'm all kinds of happy with my new car! And my 300 is parked in my back garage for the next month until I can turn it in on January 17th. Yay!

31 comments:

CI-Roller Dude said...

Good present. I get to drive a "company" car home now....but prefer the V-twin when the weather gets warmer.

Bethany said...

Ohhh I love it! Enjoy!!!! I'm driving around a 10 year old Subaru but hey, gets me where I need to go (most of the time!!) ;)

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Great gift! Cool features AND lower payments? A winner for sure.

"Seattle" Heather said...

That's a very good present! Happy New Year!!!

Coffeypot said...

You are so good to yourself. Now your lover self just bought your lady self a new car. That is so sweet...happy fingering and driving to both of you. I'm jealous.

LeeAnn said...

Wow! Great gift to yourself. You did good all th way around.

ModernMom said...

Oh that is a pretty car! nice choice:) You can not go wrong with silver!

ModernMom said...

Oh that is a pretty car! nice choice:) You can not go wrong with silver!

Fragrant Liar said...

Are you spoiling yourself or what? There'll be no living with you now!

Rebecca said...

Suh-weet!

Hopefully soon, I will have a new car post...hopefully!

B said...

Nice wheels!

Southern Sage said...

Looks good to me!

Tiffany said...

I like!

And I have a thing for silver too. My first vehicle I bought was a Chevy pick-up truck(go figure huh) which hubby now drives and we bought a Camry a few years ago and I picked silver again. They just look sportier.

Under the Influence said...

Every mom should get a gift on her child's/children's birthday(s)! Hell, we did all the work to get them here - it should be OUR day!

Me said...

Nice car..I have no idea what a hemi is but I am guessing it has something to do with making the engine go fast (sorry I am such a girl)!!

I like black cars but they get so damn hot in the summer time. It seems that I always buy my cars when it is cold outside and I forget until summer rolls around and then I am like "damn it"

Currently I drve a 2002 Jeep Liberty. I have to say those Jeeps last FOREVER if you treat them right. I am hoping for a Ford Explorer next...Eric thinks it is too big...I love it. Alas, his car has two or three more years of payments left so I will wait...besides my car is paid for and I don't want two car payments if possible..I might have to curb my other spending. I don't think I like the sound of that!!

gayle said...

Every mom deserves a present on their kids birthday! Way to go...love it!!

♥Trina♥ said...

You go! We all deserve a nice present to ourselves every once in a while. LOL

Sorry I've been absent from your blog. Computer issues, but they are all fixed now. Hopefully I'll get caught up before I have to start back to school. ugh!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

After all the hard work of giving birth, I'd say you deserve a new car. Congratulations on your new silver baby. Enjoy it!!

Megryansmom said...

Congrats on the new car, I hope it brings you miles of smiles. Happy New Year!

Danica said...

You know I love it!!!! Very cool.

f1trey said...

envy envy envy!

Gaston Studio said...

Way to go Julie, buying the car of your dreams for/on your son's birthday!!

AirmanMom said...

so happy for you!
~AM

Treasia said...

Gorgeous car Julie. Merry Christmas to you! Can't wait to get my new old car this year.

clew said...

NICE! I should show this post to my husband - he is set on getting a hemi, despite all his big talk about gas mileage.

That's a boy for you, though ...

Haven't made it over to Kohl's yet but thanks for the tip! :) Happy new year ~

Harleygirl said...

Love it!! You deserve it!!!!

Robinsgothealth.com said...

Silver has grown on me as I get older...who doesn't like a little bling...good choice!

Yours in HEalth,
Robin

Menopausal New Mom said...

Loving the car Julie! I like silver as well and usually go for that or white with black interior. Sweet ride you got going on there girl!

Any sign of the necklace and earrings yet? My hubby thought he was doing me a favor and mailed it out but sent it surface instead of air. Sorry about that, this time of year that will certainly delay its delivery.

In the meantime, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Christiejolu said...

NICE! Congrats! I love my Ipod stereo in my car. Believe it or not it is what sold me on the car.

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Vegas Linda Lou said...

A new car! What must that feel like? Can you possibly be seen in my 1996 Saturn with the dent in the roof? Congrats, Julie! Beautiful! I just can't imagine...