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Friday, February 4, 2011

Took my "cool mom" status down a couple notches.

Wednesday night, we traded in my money sucker H3, for a 2011 Kia Sportage. As much as I loved Big Red & wanted to be a cool mom that drives an H3, we needed to downsize & save some monies. 

We were at the dealership until 9pm. Way past C's bedtime. & you know what? She was amazing. Didn't fuss once. I think she was just as excited to get a new car as mom & dad were ;)

We got such an amazing deal & I am so excited to be saving money {$100} each month!!

So, I went from this:

The day we got Big Red in 2009
To this:
My Mom Mobile. yes that's me in there. Hubs was being creepy & took a pic without me knowing.
Do you like it??! It's so different from my big tank. 


I can't thank you all enough for your suggestions in my last post. They are so helpful & I am going to use a lot of them. Seriously, I love you guys. 


Have an awesome weekend!!


p.s. I am still working on following all of you that left me a comment, so fear not! I have not forgotten!

25 comments:

  1. ain't nothin' wrong with being a money saver! Love the new ride!!

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  2. It is a cute mommy vehicle for sure! I love the H3, but saving money will be so awesome for you guys!!!!!

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  3. Congrats on your new mommy ride! I have a Toyota Avalon which isnt cutting it anymore for my 2 kids and 2 stepkids! I need a minivan...:::sigh:::

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  4. omg, how cute is your new little mom mobile? i totes wouldnt have pegged you for driving an H3, but damn woman! you go girl.. hey, monies is monies is monies. i'd pretty much sell a kidney at this point to make a little extra to be able to keep staying at home with C! Haha!

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  5. congrats & woo hoo for saving money!! I am sure that gas alone will save you guys a bundle!

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  6. Love the new car! I'm shopping around for a new SUV. Car shopping is fun!! :)

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  7. I love the new car!! We have a mini van, I would love to get an SUV though!

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  8. Still a cool mom . . . I know you have to make sacrifices to make sure the little ones are taken care of. What a good momma :) I love the new ride too and I bet besides a different payment the gas savings will be great!

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  9. I love it!! So great!!! I traded my mazda 3 (my "cool car") to a Honda Pilot. My Mazda's name was Lilly and we named the pilot Maverick...don't judge..I love to give my cars names...it personalizes them!

    Sara
    http://sfloyd-nutshell.blogspot.com

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  10. lLove it! Can't beat a new car. Good job! What a huge sacrifice you have made...inspiring!

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  11. I love it!! I can't wait to trade in one of our cars for an SUV...we NEED one!

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  12. Last month I had to trade in my Cadillac for the same reasons and cried like a baby!

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  13. We are actually going to lease a Sportage for our next car. DH and I are car snobs, and usually end up buying a new car every 2 yrs, so we figured leasing was the best bet for us. You'll probably save even more per month, when you figure in the gas you'll be saving!

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  14. Thanks, everyone!!

    Shannon, we leased it! Hubs & I are the same way & knew leasing would be perfect since I will be "tired" of the car in 3 years. lol.

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  15. I think it's perfect!! Congrats!

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  16. It's a difference but your new car is so cute!!! Plus saving money helps too! Congrats!

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  17. I love that color!!!! If the Toyota Highlander had come in that color I probably would've gotten that instead of the olive green!

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  18. I actually like the way the Kia looks better! Very pretty! I hope you like it better than your H3!

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  19. Lurve the new ride! I like the H3 but between you and me I think the Sportage is much cuter and much more of a sophisticated momma ride. Plus if it saves ya some cash ya can't complain. Enjoy your new toy!

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  20. I love the new car! And I'm pretty sure you are still a "cool mom." The new car is awesome. At least it isn't a minivan! :)

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  21. Great choice with your new car, I think it's cute! Such a smart move on your part by trading it in, hope this makes a big difference for you : )

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  22. The new Sportage is so cute! Congratulations on your new ride!

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  23. Without saying, the H3 was awesome, but that Kia is actually cool! I'd say you're coolness factor hasn't been affected. ;)

    My story?
    Baby #1 - 4Runner Limited. Sweet.
    Baby #2 - Hmmm...this thing is feeling small.
    Baby #3 - Suburban w/ bench seats. Z71 out of reach.

    Realization - bench seats with 3 car seats, unable to access 3rd row: mega-hard.

    The day I cried - traded Suburban for [swallow]...minivan. [Sobbing.]

    The day I cheered - only 9 months of minivan life we finally got a Z71 with captains chairs! Joy!

    2nd Realization - it drinks gas because it likes to laugh at me.

    I think we should just ride bikes. ;)

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  24. Whoa, that is really a downgrade. But it's worth it. I mean your new car looks good, too. Oh, your big tank will surely be missed! Good thing that you got it at a more affordable price. But with either car, you're still a cool mom. :)
    Immanuel Llorens

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