We bought a new car! Well, as close to new as I have ever had. It’s a 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT Preferred. It is used but only had just under 14,000 km on it at purchase last month. We have had it now for almost 4 weeks and I couldn’t love it more! The only thing I wasn’t fussy on at first was the color but it’s really grown on me. I was never a big fan of white vehicles but Polar White really suits this car. I am in love with it in every way and it is a dream to drive. I feel so safe and secure in it not wondering if it’s going to break down around each and every corner like the old one.
Sorry about the dirt on the floor on the passenger’s side in the above picture. We need to get some rubber mats for it. It’s a GT (Grand Tour or Grant Tourismo) hatchback. It’s sporty and peppy and really a lot of fun. It has heated black cloth seats, leather heated steering wheel, 6-speed Automatic Transmission with shiftronic manual mode, 8″ touch-screen display with SiriusXM and android auto/apple carplay, rearview camera, blind-spot collision warning and rear cross-traffic collision warning and remote keyless entry system with alarm. There isn’t a lot it doesn’t have. I was pretty impressed. It has a ton of room in the hatch and the backseat though not as roomy as our old car is still pretty comfortable.
It is costing us a minor fortune due to what was left in the old car loan but the old car was about to bite the dust so we needed something that would work for us and be reliable in the almost 3 hours of winter driving I will be doing every day this winter. It’s really going to stretch us but I am switching our insurance out in the middle of December so that should save us some and bring us about back where we started. We’ve got enough saved up as well to put 4 new studded winter tires on it for the winter months which we need to get soon.
Unfortunately, I have been sick for 2 of the 4 weeks and we haven’t had a good chance to get them on or really get out in it other than one geocaching trip in the first weekend we had it but it’s also made about 6 trips back and forth between Deep Brook and Coldbrook because of appointments and emergencies in the last two weeks so it’s going to need an oil change before it’s 2nd month is up but it’s a wonderful car and I am so excited to go on adventures with it. We plan to do some trips to the parts of Kedjimkujik that are open in the winter for some hiking on warmer days as well as some more geocaching which we have just fallen head over heals with.
Overall we did really good and though it was a bit expensive upfront it is going to save us so much in the long run. I know I sound like a car ad but that’s okay. I have always loved cars and driving. Time to make it fun again! We are hoping to get started on Saturday if I am doing better by driving an hour and 10 minutes to Yarmouth for the Candy Cane Lane Festival. I am so excited and really hoping I am feeling well enough to go!