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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, good-bye

Friday, we parted from a very dear friend. One who was loyal through thick and thin (ice), who trudged through muddy waters and climbed the highest mountains (literally), who probably endured more trips to the Home Depot than any other SUV on the planet, and who only suffered a handful of mild illnesses in the nearly 4 1/2 years we knew her.

You will be missed, Xterra. Your gas mileage, however, will not.

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And here's her replacement, which we purchased yesterday.

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I'm practically looking for excuses to leave the house so I can drive this thing. Love it!
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11 comments:

Jodi said...

I like the reference to The Sound of Music!

Nice car! I like it! Is it a better deal to buy in Denver? Isn't that where you said you went?

Valeri said...

Craigslist! It's where we do almost all of our business! :) We sold the Xterra to a private buyer here in the Springs, and bought the Altima from a private seller, who just happened to be in Denver. It was well worth the hour drive. I'll take that over dealer fees any day!

Wendy said...

Good find! I'm sure you'll love it (as well as your wallet)!

Stelene said...

Hey looks like you found a good find :) I would luv to find something with good gas mileage but the kind of car we have to get we will not find one... oh well!

Binns Family said...

How fun. We had an Altima for 4 years and loved it!

Mama/Gma Jill said...

It's gorgeous! So glad you found an Altima! You will love it (as we do ours). It looks right at home in your driveway.

You're so clever - love the wording on this post. Your love for "The Sound of Music" comes through in special ways.

Love love love,
Mama/Gma Jill

Mika said...

We have an altima too and love it. I especailly love driving it because it means I'm without the kids since they don't all fit in it. Altima= peace.

The Barton Family said...

I wish we could still fit in a car! The gas mileage would be so much nicer.

Dan and Stef said...

Nice ride Val! We can't wait to see it!

Camille said...

Wow! So shiny and pretty!

Camille said...

Wow! So shiny and pretty!