Ok..for Pix 1..and these are not in the order they were made:
Ok..Not going to bore you with all 10 individual pair..I'm not on my computer and Moth's is weirding out on me..or perhaps it's my skillz.
Then..a few weeks ago..maybe over a month, I started getting this new car itch..don't you hate that? I tried every ointment known to man to try and get rid of but I was hit hard.. I started at the dealership where I'd bought my previous car..Firstly there was nothing wrong with my car..it was a 2003 Black Mercedes C240 4matic..meaning it was AWD..it had under 44,000 miles..The only issue we were having was...Mike has had 3 knee surgeries, I'm tall and with Mom's situation a low car isn't her best friend, so I thought I'd buy a small SUV which would be higher and easier..so I found online that Mercedes had just that exact thing..being made for 2010 but on the market now..so I made an appt, went over and drove, loved it, brought it home for the night..thinking oh yes, this is going to work..they kept hedging on what they would allow me..first, they said they would give me...the bottom price allowed for trade on this car..I'm like..oh yeah..you think..my car is a 'cherry'..it has new tires..it's never been wrecked, never had a smoker inside..never had this/that etc..so I said..I think NOT..so then they called in the 'master of manipulations in car dealers'..It was instant dislike..when he called Mike by name as if he'd known him 4ever and wanted to know how he was doing..and how my Mom was doing..etc..hoping he would build my confidence in him as a car sales person..so he started shuffling more numbers and started with this..well, if we did this..and you did that..we could do this..I said NO..I've told YOU..I will give you $X for your car and my car..this is it..oh we can't do that..I said..well..we surely can't..You won't sit here and make me such a ludicrous offer and expect me to drive your car away..it says nothing that I've bought 3 new cars here in the last 15 years and always been able to deal, it seems to me that you no longer care to do business..so I got up shook hands and walked away...got in my little black mercedes and came home...I figured they would call back..you know, they always do..well after 2 weeks they had not, so I emailed the initial guy I had dealt with and told him I very much liked that car and I was still willing to give them the amount I had offered them..but that it appeared to me that their interest didn't lie in selling cars at this time...and that I was sure I would find a car that would serve me well and that Mercedes did not build the only SUV on the road...he wrote back and wished me well in my purchase..lol
I had been doing lots of online research during all this time and had almost 99% decided I was going to go with Honda..I liked the reviews, I had checked out the CRV's and knew that was about the size I'd like..so I made an appt to go check those out..It was a most positive experience..they did not have a car I wanted on the lot..and were not pushy in getting one..I actually thought, maybe I'll just wait and get a 2010..but as I said..the bug was nibbling away..so a few days later, my salesperson calls and says I have one in the pkg. you want but not your color if you'd like to drive..well, life was really busy and I didn't get over to do it..about 5 or so days later I called and said I was coming..he said, well we sold that one but..we have 3 that just came in this morning on a truck and we have a beige..I told him I'd be there in half hour..they had to put a sticker on it so I could test drive and go over it..so when I tested it, I literally drove it with the plastic still on the seats etc...I drove it, I loved it..esp. the color..it's so pretty!..but mostly the guy I worked with was just a Gem..no pressure, no BS..just business and very good business..I went to test drive..I drove it home..I love the car..it is actually my favorite vehicle that Ive owned including 2 BMW's and a Mercedes..this is my favorite!..It is just the perfect height for Mike and Mom..and I love 'being high' when I drive!...Here she is..Berroco Beige Hazel!