Well we did it. We bought a new vehicle.
It has a few things our other Buick did not have..this one has an engine heater (for sub zero days) and the lift gate lifts by itself if you want it to. Handy if you have your hands full and can stand on one foot and wave the other under the car with out falling over. This one is a Buick Encore GX and it has more headroom and legroom than our previous Buick.
The color is called Azure Blue.
I don't feel real guilty as we saved up for this vehicle for quite some time. No car payments has been our goal...and we did it. Now we will begin saving again for the next three years and the next new vehicle. At our age having a reliable vehicle under warranty is a plus.
My super dooper Weather tech floor liners fit just perfect from one car to the other. I am totally sold on those liners...they contain the melting snow in the winter and the sand in the summer and make cleaning up a vehicle a breeze. I have not been compensated in any way by the Weather tech company but if they want to send me back seat floor liners or a hatch liner...I will give them a whirl.
It took us quite a while to get everything switched from one vehicle to the other. I certainly didn't need two Minnesota road maps....not sure why I need one...but I have one just in case.
We haven't had a vehicle this color before...Red, Black, Red, Green, Navy Blue and White, Silver Blue, Red, Tan, Red, Black, Black, Turquoise, White, Light Green, Baby Blue, White, Willow Green were colors we have had before. One of those vehicle was a favorite of mine and I drove it for 20 plus years it was a 1984 Navy Blue and White Ford Bronco II that I bought used in 1987...I cried when it left the yard...no tears were shed yesterday...three years isn't long enough for a real attachment to a vehicle.