Am I seeing things? No!

May 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm 4 comments

We’re car shopping. Our mechanic feels its time to look for something newer before ours costs us anymore. He does what’s necessary this time and we talk about places that sell cars, places he knows are reputable. It’s time to get something newer—newer to us, anyway. My husband has been checking online. That’s been weeks ago.

This morning after church, my husband asked, “Can we drive by the dealership?”


“We can check what they have,” he said.

And so we drive into the lot in our corner of the city, and I see two cars that look like they’ve been dumped in large bins reserved for hauling things away. My eyes are playing tricks on me, I think. I drive closer to make sure I’m not seeing things.

Yup, I saw it right the first time. It was quite a sight.DSCN1872

“I should take a picture of that.”

“You can,” my husband said. “The camera is in the car.”

“Let’s look at the cars first, then we’ll come back.”

We looked at Hyundais, other Fords besides the kind we’re currently driving, as well as a Matrix. We noted prices and mileage and found several that looked appealing. My husband said the dealer had been advertising that people could upgrade their car to something newer. I guess that’s what the cars in the big bins were all about. It certainly made an impression.

“I’d like to test drive this one,” I said of a car with a sunroof and decent price. It looked good.

On our way out, I stopped our Focus nearer the bins with the cars in them. My husband took the camera out of the glove box and then out of its protective case. I got out of our car and snapped a few pictures. “I’ll choose the best one and delete the others,” I said when I got back in our car. I had Facebook in mind, but decided to put it up on my blog instead. It will go to Facebook anyway.

This week we plan to go out and test drive a couple of cars. And we’ll go on from there. We’ll see what we get.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Susan  |  May 17, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    That’s wild, Carolyn! And my husband and I are happy with our Hyundai vehicles – an Elantra and a Tucson 🙂 Good luck with your search and decision!

    • 2. storygal  |  May 18, 2015 at 1:28 am

      Thanks, Susan. The picture was too good not to share. Wonder if the dealership has had many comments on their dumpster cars.

  • 3. Charlotte Hoather  |  May 21, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    My Nan buys Kia cars she says they’re really good and my brothers and I share a Citroen C1, its a bit small but good on fuel use. Good luck with you car buying, how exciting.

    • 4. storygal  |  May 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks for your reply, Charlotte. We’re looking for a fuel-efficient car and it’s good to know what others experience. 🙂


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