April 03, 2008

Lookie What I Got!!

I have been carless for the past 6 months -- and it really bit LOL
I was waiting for my income tax so I get a better used car ... and guess what? I found one!
I found a little mom-and-pop kind of car lot where this guy fixes up cars that have been in minor collisions and resells them. I picked out a car last week. The advantage is the car had not been started yet and I got to see what it looked like before he fixed it up -- and it truly was minor damage on this car. I saw the engine and everything firsthand. My brother and I felt very good about this car.
They are done fixing it up for me and it is so perty!! He replaced a few dinged up panels on the car and the tires are almost brand new. The body is pristine -- except for one minor scratch.
Oh yeah -- this is a 2001 Saturn SC-2 with 77,000 miles. My last car had 83,000 when I got it.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my local gals who carted me and all my junk to local art meetings!
This is only my 2nd car -- and I am excited at how spiffy and sporty it looks!
This car has a feature called a suicide door. That sounds creepy, but it's really cool, because I can get art stuff in the back seat real easy LOL I got some weird lighting effects when I took the photo of the inside, so the seats look all speckly and funky ... but the interior is just as pristine as the outside. And this car has all the fun extras :)
The only defect I found is the seat won't move forward. He told me to bring it on Saturday. He will fix that for me and also detail the inside for me.
I am so thrilled --- this makes the 6-month hardship worth it!

My shiny new car!

Interior view with open suicide door

Front view

19 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

Very spiffy car. Enjoy!

Joanne

Angie in AZ said...

WoooHooo! Wheels mean freedom! Enjoy your new baby! You should name it! :)

Val Foster said...

Your new car looks very cool Karen. I can just imagine how pleased and excited you are to own it, and to finally have transportation again.

Sooo, when do you plan to start "altering" this car???

Connie said...

wow! that is one beautiful car - go, Karen, GO!

Welcome to said...

Whoohoo Karen looks like a nice car! Vrroom Vrrroooom Vroom!

Anonymous said...

This looks EXACTLY like the car a friend of mine has...same color and everything. She absolutely LOVES hers!!! Congrats and enjoy!

Beth M :)

The Backporch Artessa said...

Oh Karen I am so HAPPY for you! You totally deserve to have this peppy and fun car! (It's like it was waiting for you!)

kathy mc said...

Yay for you Karen. It looks great. I'm sure you look wonderful sitting behind the wheel. Enjoy your new ride!

Angela Hoffmann said...

yay! it is so cute!!! what a nice car~ i love how the back door opens..that is so cool! have fun..and go cruising and pick up some hot guys in your new ride...rofl~

enjoy!!

Vale said...

Oh NICE!!! I bet you are just so thrilled and relieved, Karen! Congrats & big hugs from Vale :D

Nathalie Thompson said...

Looks like you did good! Nice ride!

Laurie said...

I am SO IMPRESSED with you!!! Here's why: it's not LUCK. You MADE this car happen. You are really taking charge of things in your life. When do we get to hear about college?

GO FAST, GIRL!!!
XOXOX
Laurie
http://dandywalker.blogspot.com

Karen Owen said...

Karen, I am truly happy for you. I know you have waited a long time for this. The car looks new!

Karen O

Eastjewels said...

Wow, Karen this is so great...you definately have worked your *** off for this car...That is awesome...you go girl..I wish gasoline was still $1 a gallon and you could drive 3 times as much..lol...
Linda (Okla)

Lizbethem said...

Congratulations on owning a wonderful "altered" car! LOL

Wabbit said...

Wooooo Hooooooo! Good things come to those who wait is the old adage. It looks like a beauty! I'm so pleased for you.
Marilyn

tracey said...

awesome! Saturns are the best car I ever owned...I'm on my second. You're going to love it.

Darya said...

Good for you Karen! I've got new car fever, but am resisting since I'll have a "company car" in about a month. :-)

Stacie said...

Sweeeeet ;-) Or is the proper word "Cherry"!! Either way- nice ride