You can pray for us today...we're heading off to buy a minivan. There's a dealership that has two of the models that we want, in just around the right price range and mileage. Although there's nothing absolute on my short list for Elizabeth, buying a minivan is definitely up there.
I know there are people out there who love to go buy cars, but it's not our favorite activity. We've learned a few things through our past car buying experiences.
--only totals, no monthly payments. It's like they think we don't know that paying $200/month for 5 years will still cost us more than $300/month for 3 years.
--bring the loan check with you. We've had some issues with pushy dealer financing, and of course, once you're in there, they want you to drive the car away. This time, we have our loan check in hand, and we just have to call the bank with the make/model/etc.
Stay tuned for pictures of our new ride!