Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sister Judy finds “her” perfect car

I was at Judy’s home by 9am yesterday to take her “car” shopping. Her plan was to go to the Ford dealer and look at the Focus and Fusion models. If those were not to her liking we would head back to the Chevrolet dealer to talk seriously on purchasing a vehicle. But before we would go to the dealerships, we needed to get everything out of her Toyota that was still at our local repair shop. Arriving there, Mark, the owner of Mechanical Man, asked if we made any deals with the dealerships for trading in the Toyota. I told him the Chevy dealer offered her $500 if we towed it in. He turned to Judy and offered to cut her a check for $500 and she wouldn’t have to pay for the towing fee to get it to the dealer. Judy accepted his check and signed over the title to him. I figured that just saved her around $60 in towing charges, plus she got rid of a car with a blown engine.

At the Ford dealership a salesman greeted us at the door. He showed her the Focus first, and as Judy was entering the car she banged her bad knee on the steering column. Check that model off the list! On to the Fusion. She looked one over on the showroom floor but commented that the price was way out of her budget. The salesman said that if she might be interested in a “slightly used” Fusion he had 1 left out of the 6 that they put up for sale yesterday. The price was in her range so she wanted to take it out for a test drive.


This photo is not of her car. Her Fusion is Silver.

She loved it! She said to me this is exactly what I’m looking for. She said it’s like a bride looking for her bridal dress. After trying on many dresses she just knows when that special dress comes along. So back to the dealership to close the deal.

While they were prepping the vehicle, we decided to go out to lunch. I phoned Wilma and she met us at Royal Café a local restaurant. Judy was excited telling Wilma of her new car, and Wilma was excited for her. After our lunch I took Judy to her insurance agent to get the necessary paperwork done to cover the new car. Then we headed back to the dealership for her to take delivery of her new vehicle. Her “slightly” used vehicle has just 600 miles on it. It was used by one of the management people at the dealership, so we figured it was well taken care of.

So this brings a happy ending to the stressful last few days Judy has had to endure. We all thank God everything turned out as well as it has.

Tonight brings the end of 2011. Wondering what the future holds for our family. What ever it is we look forward with a positive attitude, and know that God will take care of us.

Our wish to all of you is that you find Health, Happiness, and Well Being in the coming year. Happy New Year!

Until next time, be safe and God Bless


  1. So glad that you were able to help her find her perfect car...
    Happy New Years to you all!!!

  2. I'm so glad to hear Judy found her perfect car. Happy 2012.

  3. It's great that your sister found her car. My granddaughter found her "dream car" too. It's nice to see the relatives happy.
    Enjoy 2012 ☺☺☺

  4. She should be very happy with her Fusion. I had a loaded 2006 and it was one of the best cars I have ever owned.

    Happy New Year,