2004 March 1

Bob Barker, call your office

I've had a brain-frying few days of expensive decision-making, but it all comes down to this: Jon and Amy just gave me a lift down to Newton Centre so that I could take possession of and drive home in my




Ack. I still can't quite believe that's what I decided on -- until I really started looking I took it for granted that the smart money was in a car that was a few years old and had done most of its depreciation already. It seems not to work that way these days: I could not persuade myself that the prices people were asking on used cars were enough of a discount to make up for the fact that someone else had already driven the 50,000 easiest miles off the car.

Also, apparently I had too much money in my accounts. This issue, at any rate, has now been dealt with.

So what did I get? A 2004 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback, silver, with a leather-wrapped baseball stickshift and a Kenwood CD/MP3 player. Woot.

Tomorrow I may drive to New Hampshire, just because it's there. Anyone want to go for a road trip?


Oooh, congratulations!

And yeah, I couldn't convince myself that a slightly-used car was the way to go, either. I didn't NEED a new car, I just didn't want to end up with an old car so quickly.

Posted by: Molly on March 1, 2004 11:40 PM


Posted by: Michael A. Burstein on March 2, 2004 10:48 PM
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