Monday, August 11, 2008

our latest addition

We have finally outgrown our lil VW Passat. After careful consideration we decided we couldn't cram 3 kids in car seats in the back and since it is paid off it would be nice to not share a car with my motorcycle riding husband when the weather isn't so peachy. So we are keeping "Snow White" for Jason's communing needs and his motorcycle for... (not so sure of the reason here.) We knew we needed something bigger then a sedan, but with gas prices so high I didn't want anything that would cost more then my mortgage to fill up every week or so.My friend Abbey told me about the Honda Pilot and how fantastic it was bla, bla, bla. I wasn't too interested - until my dad came to AZ and was helping me car shop. Once I did a little research on gas mileage of minivans & SUV's and all the different makes & models and actually test drove one, I was hooked. It is great. We bought a used 2003 sea foam greenish color. Paige & James are debating over what to call it. James likes "Casper" while Paige keeps calling it "Mickey" - I'm just happy for more space.Downside: Because it is roomier then a VW - I can't reach back & hit my kids. But the volume is also on the steering wheel so I can crank it up & try to drown out their voices.

Upside: They can't hit each other when one is in the 3rd row seat and they are both wearing seat belts... I didn't say they couldn't fight. They verbally abuse each other as much as they can, but there is no physical (biting, hitting, scratching - you name it)... so until perfect child#3 gets here and brings with it world peace or just a peaceful Utopian existence to the Buchanan family... we are enjoying the latest edition.

4 comments:

JC & Jen Young said...

That is such a nive car I like it alot. It was time for the Jetta to DIE!!!!

Abigail said...

That Abbey friend is SO smart!!!

Jill Manning said...

Nice Ride Maren...you are going to look so hot driving that bad boy around!

RatalieNose said...

I agree with Jill, you'll look FOXY behind that!