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Monday, October 8, 2012

Car Shopping

The Chevy was totaled in the accident that Josh and Brooklyn were in. It's been a lovely two weeks of having one car, with Josh living in Layton and me living in Sandy. Doctor appointments, football practices/games, soccer games, job interviews, and, oh ya, a little three year old girl! We have been looking on KSL daily. We knew that this past weekend we were going to have to find a car. Period. So, after football, soccer and soccer, we were off to find a car. I had no idea that the hunt would cause so much laughter... like I haven't laughed that hard in QUITE.SOME.TIME!
First car: 1989 Toyota Camry. Looked good for a 1989 Toyota Camry on the outside. We got in to take it for a test drive. Soon, we heard the G.R.I.N.D.I.N.G sound from gear to gear. Like, we were sure the people inside their homes could hear it. It was BAD. Then, Josh pulled into an elementary school to look under the hood. Josh is a big, strong guy. Like, really strong. Picture this: Josh on the ground with one leg pushing on the tire while he is pulling with all of his might to pull the lever to open the hood. Never did get it open. I was needing a restroom! The radio only worked when he SLAMMED the trunk shut. That could be a little inconvenient. Long story short... no buy.
But, that was nothing compared to our next experience. We drove down to Orem. A 2002 Grand Am AT A DEALERSHIP. Remember... AT A DEALERSHIP. We get there, get the key and go to take this beauty for a test drive. Before we even turn the car on, we notice a few things... handles, levers, wires missing. So what?! Then, comes the best part. Josh turns the car on and the windshield wipers go on. On HIGH. They DO NOT TURN OFF!! The entire test drive, the windshield wipers are going at full speed! It wasn't raining!! We tried everything to get those little buggers to turn off. NO WAY JOSE! Full speed. At one point, we were at a red light. A cute little family was crossing right in front of us in the crosswalk. They were pointing at us, like, "Uh, you're wipers are on." WE KNOW! Josh just rolled his eyes. I was beyond needing a restroom! The best part.. we pulled back into the dealership and three salesman were standing there just laughing. I was snorting. Josh just listed everything wrong with this party vehicle... no radio, no AC, parts missing, and a wiper issue! We didn't get that one either. After the sun went down, we finally found one. I was so grateful. It was an experience I will never forget, though!

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