Monday, February 20, 2012

Our New Car

We've been in the market for a new vehicle for awhile. We have a 2006 focus and an old suburban. The focus wont hold three car seats/boosters in the back and the suburban was only driven on special trips where we needed tons of room and definitely not practical for everyday driving. So what the heck were we to do with Baby #3 coming? We decided we would trade in the suburban and get something smaller than it, yet bigger than the focus. After months and months of research and working hard to pay off other bills and such, Sam and I decided on the the car we wanted.

Last Wednesday Sam showed up at home way early and told me he was going on an overnight trip to the Seattle area because he found the car online we had been wanting and we had to scoop it up before someone else did. It was being offered at $7,000 off retail price since it was the dealership owner's wife's car and they just wanted it out. We were also going to get $1,500 trade in for the suburban. So he and Anthony made the trip to get the car and got back home Thursday evening. Mols and I stayed home.

It's a 2008 Ford Taurus X Limited AWD with outstanding safety ratings and it's fantastic! Definitely a fancy shamncy car in my book. It's got butt warmers in the front and two middle seats, a sun roof, it can remember and save two different seat and mirror positions, all four back seats can be folded down to give you any configuration of storage wanted, a dvd player in the back with headphones for the kids, built in navigation (hooray!!!), a CD player that can hold 6 discs at a time, and you can hook your phone up to it and tell the system to send out a text message or to call someone and it'll do it for you. Told you it was fancy! It makes me wonder what the "norm" is for 2012 models if a 2008 is so high tech. It's the nicest car we've ever had. The best part is that it will hold all the kids! lol

Now for photos!!! ;)

These are the photos of our car off the dealership website.
Middle seating
Back seating
And these are just ones I found so you could see the dvd player and how the seats fold down.

We feel very fortunate to have found such a great vehicle and been able to get it before Timothy gets here. It's definitely a weight off our shoulders!

With love,
Mama Hauck


  1. This is great, I'm so happy for you guys. What a beautiful vehicle! Looks like the seats are roomy so the kids won't be cramped as they grow, and the fabric looks easy to clean for those spills that are sure to happen. I bet the kids will love the DVD player, it'll keep them occupied on long trips and I'm sure give you and Sam a breather.

    I'm excited for you Becca and I'll say this. You've endured a lot of pain and stress, you've worked your ass off and I think you deserve it. And I'm sure you'll be taking advantage of those heated seats to give your back some relief when it needs it. :)

  2. oooohhh ahhhh what a nice car! its so big. Hope you guys like it. I too just got a new one, I also had to, but for different reasons! my 2002 Explorer was too big for my long drive to work so I traded that one in and got a 2011 Focus. it's nice, but small and I miss how my old car.

  3. The love the DVD player. I don't know how to work it yet though, lol.

    Ohh hooray! Yeah, Focuses are small, but nice if you don't have many people/things to lug around!

  4. Glad that you got it finally! :) Congratulations!


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