So, I have been getting a bit nervous about my old car. I told the banker when I got it I would drive it till the wheels fell off. Well, I was pretty sure I had done that. LOL It was getting more rickety every day and it was only a matter of time before it left me sitting.
I have no complaints about the Accent. She was my baby and she treated me well for the time I had her. I put upwards of 65,000 miles on her with driving to Tulsa every day and all the running I do. Annnnnyway, all this to say that I have recently, with the prodding of friends and family, been considering looking at cars. Notice I said considering. Well, this past week, God has been pressing on me pretty hard. My faith in the Accent was wavering steadily, so I decided that I would look, no rush.
I went to CarMax in Tulsa and saw a Kia Optima that I was not in love with, but it seemed to be in the right price range and was a good solid car. So I applied for credit. Now, those who know me know that I have been working on repairing my credit from bad decisions and worse relationships. So they came back and said, Sure we will finance you...for 21% interest. I was like NO. And to add insult to injury, they offered me $250 for my Accent. Hell to the no!
Needless to say, I did not get that car. LOL I REALLY wanted another Hyundai. Well, Dad and I got a flyer in the mail. Typical car lot flyer, scratch this off and see what you have won, oh and you have to come see us to find out. So I thought, why not? Dad and I climbed in the car and drove to Henryetta and found out he won a $5 Walmart gift card. And they happened to have a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. That I fell in love with. And drove home in pending my bankers approval.
Thursday I went to see my banker and I am now the proud new owner of a pearl white Hyundai Sonata, 2008. I never in a million years dreamed I would have such a new car!!! And while I thought it was out of my price range, the dealership went to the mat for me and so did my banker. And THAT folks is why I use the bank I use. Oh, and the interest rate??? 7%. NOT 21%!
Anyway, here are some pics. They are not great, and she needs a bath, they are going to detail her next week. She has all the bells and whistles I never knew I wanted. Sun roof, power everything, mp3 player, you name it, she has it! All but hot and cold running water. I am in so much heaven. And I have God to thank. And my family and friends who gave me the push I needed. Thank you all! I love you!
See Tinkerbell on my steering wheel? I also Tinked her out!
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