Archive for September, 2014

The Way to Get Around!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

We all ride in cars, ride on our bikes, skateboards, etc. As adults, it’s mostly in cars, but when we were kids, it started out in the stroller, then graduated to a trike, then a bike before we impatiently wait until we turn 16 (here in the US of A!).

But if you’re extremely well off, you can certainly afford to hire a driver to take you anywhere, either in your own car, or in a limousine of some sorts.

My means of transportation are a 2008 Ford Escape, and a 2007 Honda Civic. Pretty plain and simple, if you ask me, but I’m a plain and simple guy, therefore it’s just find and dandy by me. Neither has many bells and whistles.

The Civic is underpowered, but so incredibly easy on the gas mileage, getting at least 30 miles per gallon no matter if we’re in the city, or on the highway. That’s the preferred mode for easy trips not in the mountains. If we take it up the hills, we’re in the right lane the entire trip, as it won’t go over 55 on steep uphills. We get passed routinely no matter where we go, and it’s kind of a pain in the butt. As far as other negatives, there really aren’t any to think of.

The Escape is a smallish SUV, but something my wife likes to call the mean Green Machine, because it’s the biggest car she’s ever owned? Come to think of it, it’s also the largest vehicle I’ve ever driven, and something I like driving.

We bought it through an auto buyer’s agent here in Fort Collins called Fort Collins New & Used Auto – http://www.focoautos.com – who is a good friend of the family. I was skeptical at first of the service, since it’s a fee-based service, but it turns out that this was the best car buying experience that either of us have ever had! Not only were we pleased with the price, but the beauty about it was it was so hands off, besides an initial 1 hour question & answer session at the beginning of the process. From there, we simply waited until our agent located the car, agreed to the price, signed a contract, and the Escape was delivered to us personally when it arrived. Bing, Bang, Boom!

If I could buy all of my cars over again, I would do it exactly this way, as it was the easiest large purchase I’ve ever been a part of.

Now only if I could convince my wife to get a new Civic!