Have you ever been to an auto show? You should totally go if you haven’t before, because they’re awesome.
M and I were able to look at cars without feeling like someone was trying to sell us something. We narrowed our choices down to two we’d like to seriously look at when we’re ready to buy, sometime next Fall. One of them wouldn’t have been on our radar at all if it weren’t for the show.
When the 2011 Kia Sportage came out, I immediately told M I wanted to look closer at it when we decided we were ready to purchase a new car. We’re planning to buy in August or September of next year [we think], so we’ll be able to hit the Model Year End deals.
The other one we looked seriously at was a Scion. I don’t think a Scion would have ever been on my [or our, for that matter] short list if we hadn’t seen it and gotten to sit in it at the show.
We have some major discussions to have between now and when we start shopping. But, for the first time ever, I’m actually looking forward to shopping for a car.