We had to leave both of our cars in South Carolina when we moved to Oregon. It just wasn't worth the money to transport the cars. We bought a little old car for Matt (it has great gas mileage) to take to work each day, and we waited for our cars in South Carolina to sell. It wasn't too bad not having a car to take the kids places really until last week. The weather all of a sudden turned into Spring/Summer and I wanted out. However, the Lord graciously sold our cars last week, and we were able to purchase a car for me yesterday. Praise the Lord.
It took us about 3 hours at the dealership yesterday where we bought our car. We were going to buy our car with cash, and the dealership didn't seem to understand why we weren't going to finance for the rest. Matt finally told the salesman that he preferred to not go into debt on something that was going to go down in value as soon as you drive off the lot. The salesman respected that and told us to keep negotiating with the manager. After an 1.5 hours of negotiations we got the car at the price we wanted. My husband certainly knows what he's doing.
We decided to buy a Jeep since Matt loves to drive in the mountains and off road. We even tested it off road and it was great! I have always wanted a Jeep, and it's my favorite color :). This car was definitely worth the wait.