I can’t believe the day has finally come where I’ll no longer be driving my Mazda 3. I got my first car from my grandparents when I graduated from high school 10 years ago! In my teenage state of mind, I was loving the movie Daredevil and the poor sequel Elektra and thought it was a good idea to name my car just that….Elektra. Ha! My first car just went over the 100,000 mile mark last year and has slowly had things start to go wrong with her.
Eric and I had discussed that once he graduated in December, we’d probably start looking at small SUV’s that would be appropriate for kids in the future, etc but this weekend our game plan got bumped up a bit. My car has started giving me issues. Randomly, on right or left turns the whole stereo shuts off, restarts and I lose my power steering so I literally have to muscle my car into a turn. I took Elektra into the shop and found out it would cost upwards of $2,500 to get her fixed and even then it wasn’t guaranteed to be a perfect fix.
So, now….we’re car shopping! I’m a little nervous. I know it will be so different driving an SUV instead of a car and I don’t love big changes. But, I know once we’re out shopping tomorrow, I’ll get excited. We plan to look at everything from the Kia Sorrento to the Lexus RX350.
Do you drive an SUV? If so, what kind? I’d love to get any and all feedback.