Sunday, September 5, 2010
New Ford Fusion!
We traded in Andrew's car yesterday because it still had a relatively high value for a car that is almost 5 years old. Also, he has been having some problems with the car that were totaling about $4,000 (yikes) which is about 1/4 of the trade in value. So we debated whether it would be good to sink that much money into a 4.5 year old car that would probably now continue to see more and more issues. Or do we take that high trade in value and apply it to a car with 0 miles, a 3 year warranty and great ratings. We calculated what we could afford and bargained until we got to that number.
We were still discussing, because it is always rough to go from no car payment to having one. The dealers were asking what would make a decision for us and we said Andrew going from 2 part time jobs to a stable full time job. They said they actually needed someone to detail and porter cars and asked if he could come in on Tuesday and take the drug test and start Wednesday or Thursday. He will now work at Ford 1-9 every Monday through Friday and then every other Saturday. We were shocked! We're they serious? He has always loved cars and this would be awesome.
We are still a little nervous because it just seems to good to be true. But they seemed very serious, he filled out all the paperwork and have him coming in at 9 on Tuesday. I am so bad at trusting people, so I will feel better once he goes in and actually gets going. Starting something new is always nerve wrecking, but I am very excited for this new opportunity for him!
Hope you are all having a great weekend!