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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Footin' It

Right now I am footin' in. Really. And it is no fun at all. About 3 weeks ago my car began to make funny sounds and then one day when I was at work it would not start. I was stranded in the middle of a median on the highway. I thank god the median was there because it was a very busy road. I had to have 3 men stop and help push me off the highway. I called my mechanic and later found out that a part in the motor has worn out and basically the engine is gone. Without an engine you have no car.

Right now I am not in a position to buy a new car or take on a car payment so my first option now is to get a new or used engine. My mechanic is now in the process of finding a good used engine to put in the car. He is looking and while he is looking I am waiting and I have no car. Bad way to be these days.

I have actually begun to look now at cars because my car is old. I bought it used and it only has a few good years left before I would have to get a new car anyway. I have always bought sedans in the past and they have been both domestic and foreign models. There are all sorts of places to look for cars but there is an option on line called the Car Connection. Take a look at this Audi S6 . It is a beauty! I would not mind a car like this! Use the photo gallery to get a look at it from all angles. There is even a link to get a price on what it would cost in my area. Put in your zip code, phone and how you expect to pay and a quote will be delivered to you on the spot. There is even a way to compare prices as well. There is even a away to get a "true price quote" and find out what others really paid for the car.

I have never considered a truck before but maybe an SUV...a small one. The only time I drove a truck was years ago when a rental agency ran out of cars and they only had a truck to rent to me. I do not remember the type but this GMC Canyon looks similar. This is available in both 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive. On the site it even gives a side by side comparison of city verses highway driving. That is a big thing given the price of gas these days. Another tool the site offers are reviews by users and experts so you can get a feel of what people think of the truck and how it handles. You can even get pricing broken down by trim.

The Toyota Avalon is up next. This is the car my brother drives. In fact, Toyotas are the only cars he has ever driven. He loves them and it is a very nice ride! The car connection also offers comparisons of this car to others like it. Buying a new car is not a fast thing to do. It takes time to look and research all options and to find the best deals out there.

The car connection brings all the information together so that the consumer can make an informed decision. It has tips, reviews, pricing and news all in one place. The people behind the scenes are well informed. They are a team of car experts with over 50 years of automotive journalism experience. Those experts want to hear from us...the consumer... so they encourage our reviews and questions.

I am still waiting to hear the fate of my little car and whether it will make it. I am glad to know that there are sites like this one that make it easy to research cars all in one place on the web. I know I will have to get a new car in about 3 years, (if this one makes it with a used engine) and it is good to know there is a valuable resource on the web to aid me in my car search in the future. Be sure to check it out and even here for more info .

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe! ~~Aileen Mehle~~

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Dansko Fan said...

There are lots of used cars which are available in the market, I am sure your Mechanic will find a good car for you.