I got a new car! I had my last one (a 2000 Accord) for over 10 years. My previous car before that was a 1994 Civic, so I’ve been a Honda owner for many years. I don’t think you can go wrong with a Honda.
I’ve had my eye on the new Accords for several months. They changed the body style a bit, and it’s sleeker and longer than the “bubble” look of my last one. I feel like I have a lot of car under me. And it has all the bells and whistles I could possibly want. A built in navigation system, voice activated bluetooth, connection port for my iPod, 6 CD changer/player, leather interior, moonroof and remote ignition starter (for cooling it off before I get in during our hot summer months). It has some great safety features as well: front and side air bags, ABS brakes, Vehicle Stability Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring.
I used the Costco Auto Program. They have pre-negotiated great rates for Costco members, and I got a really good deal without having to do the bargaining on my own. (I did get the salesman to give me a 27% discount on the remote starter, so I’ve still “got it” when it comes to persuasion capability!) For anyone looking to buy a new car, I recommend the Costco program.
Now I need to get used to all the toys and quit playing with them while I drive, before I have an accident. (just kidding … I’m careful!)