Thursday, April 9, 2015

Goodbye Tori! Hello New Car!

So we did it!  We sold Tori the Taurus and bought a new SUV for me! :)

Oh man, if you have been following along you will know that we have been working really hard to reduce our debt and buying a new car was not in my plan - AT ALL!  But long story short, we were on our way to the ocean and somehow, some way, ended up back in Roseville buying a new car.

Let's take a little stroll through the back story a bit shall we?  I hate car sales/salesmen.  They irritate me and stress me out and always make me feel like I'm not good enough to be there.  Saturday was sure to be the same, or so I thought.

We went just to look and see what they had in stock.  We already knew that we wanted a 2012 or newer Ford Explorer and if they had one we liked, great!  If they didn't, no big deal, Tori was still kicking and going strong for us.  The hubs really wanted Snuggle Muffin and me in a bigger vehicle.  We live in somewhat of a rural area and we drive in the dark every single morning so a bigger, heavier vehicle is what he wanted us in if we could handle the cost.

We pulled into the parking lot of the car dealership and I instantly started getting anxious.  I hate how the sales people swarm to you like a moth to a flame, but luckily Ryan is there and takes care of me and handled it all.  We were approached by a very nice man who was offering to help in any way possible.  We tried to push him aside, "We are just going to go inside and feed the baby first and then if we see anything we want we will come find you."  He wasn't pushy in any way and somehow ended up letting us go inside to feed Caleb and pulled around the most gorgeous Explorer ever!

Fast forward 3 incredibly nice gentlemen, 2 different Explorers and 7 hours later and we were walking running away with this new beauty!  I couldn't be more excited!  I feel so safe in this new SUV and I know that Ryan feels better about Caleb and I driving in it daily as well.

If you live in the Sacramento area and are looking for a wonderful car salesman who doesn't push and bother, run to Future Ford of Roseville and ask for Kevin Frank.  This man was seriously the nicest and most genuine car salesman that I have ever met!  He even bought us dinner and held Caleb multiple times for us so we could sign papers or do whatever we needed to do.

I'm pretty sure Ryan already has a fishing/hunting man-date set up with the 3 above mentioned gentlemen as well!  That husband of mine, makes friends everywhere we go!

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I was in no way compensated for saying anything nice about Future Ford or their employees.  I truly just feel blessed to have had such an amazing experience!


  1. I love the newer explorers!!! Congratulations. :)

  2. Things can suddenly escalate sometimes, and I think buying a car despite trying to reduce your debt is a good example of that. Anyway, the car does look amazing, and it’s nice to know that you guys are quite satisfied with it. Thanks for sharing this with us, Sara. Have a great day!

    Rhonda Burgess @ Bob Dunn Hyundai

  3. That is an impressive-looking SUV! Stuff like that you just go for, especially with all the benefits you can get from it. It's a good thing that you had the budget and enough savings to purchase it. Anyway, I hope you're having fun driving your new ride around town, and maybe even beyond that. Cheers!

    Ethel Mcguire @ Vestal Autos

  4. I remember when I first made the transition from sedan to SUV. It was such a good move. I actually started to enjoy driving again. It was really nice sitting a little bit hight and I also felt safer when I was driving around with my kids. I love that car choose you made. My best friend recently got one.

    Douglass @ Viva Kia