Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bye Bye Betsy!

I haven't blogged about it.. 
but I've had some serious car issues lately.

In the past month my car has broken down twice, and been in the shop for repairs that were supposed to have been fixed previously. We are over VW to say the least. So upon picking Betsy the VW beetle up from VW, we drove straight to carmax to get her little self appraised.

Then we went car shopping. 
We hit up Nissan first, and test drove the Rogue. Test driving cars makes me nervous.. it felt like I was 16 again and taking my driving test.. but I survived! Then we went to Hyundai and test drove the Elantra. We have been researching cars online since my car broke down the other night for the 3rd time in the last 6 months, and had narrowed down our options. 

By the end of the day we ended up back at Nissan, had them appraise Betsy.. figure up payment plans and ladies and gents: We traded sweet little Betsy in for a 2011 Rogue! I am so incredibly excited!!

It was hard to say goodbye to her though, we've been through a lot together. I got Betsy December of 2005 before I turned 16, and she's a 2002 VW turbo.. with only 83,000 miles. You would expect a car to last longer than that. So enough of my blubbering.. here's our last picture together. :'(


Sadly the dealership didn't have the Rogue in the color we wanted, so my White Rogue is currently in transit and should be there for me to pick up soon! It's going to be so nice to drive a car that I don't have to worry about car problems with. Tow trucks are not fun.. and multiple repairs aren't either. 

But I definitely plan on a Memorial post for sweet Betsy.. or should it be Honorary Post? She isn't exactly dead.. but it's kind of in memory of her.. I'm stumped with that one.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

So sad to say goodbye to your car! But I'm sure you are excited about the new one :)

the girl in the red shoes said...

Awww sad to say goodbye to Betsy, but it sounds like it was time! I'm sure you'll fee much safer in the new ride! Can't wait to see it!

Jami said...

Sorry you had to say goodbye to your car..I know how that feels. I was so excited to get my last car but then sad to get rid of my other one. I guess we just grow attached?? My cousin has a 2011 Nissan Rogue and Loves it!! Enjoy

Marjorie said...

Yay!!! Congrats and enjoy :)

Heather said...

Awww, it's always a little sad to say goodbye to your first car. I miss mine. BUT new cars are always fun :).

Portuguese Prepster said...

congrats on your new car!! I can imagine it's hard saying goodbye to your car-I get weirdly attached to objects.

Ramblin' Blonde said...

Betsy is cute! I love the Rogue though! Can't wait to see pics

mFw said...

I considered the rogue but didn't get it last summer! I have the mazda 6 you'll love your new car!!! Test driving cars is so scary!

Jessica said...

We bought a 2002 VW Passat with a turbocharger about 2 years ago. We had it for 1 year, and 6 months of that year it was in a shop for multiple repairs on things that had previously been fixed! We spent more on repairs (SIGNIFICANTLY more) than we spent on the car itself. Finally the last time we got it out of the shop, we drove it straight to a car dealership and traded it in for a 2007 Ford Fusion with only about 36,000 miles on it. We've had that for about a year now and have had zero problems. It is SUCH a load off our minds! I will never, ever buy a VW again, and will try to talk others out of it as well!!

Can't wait to see the new car!

Katelyn said...

I have a Honda Accord but I have always wanted a VW Beetle, a red one too! :) I love, your plate too! Hope your new car treats you well.

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Jamie said...

I'm still driving the car I got at 17. I know sooner or later I'll need a new one and I know it'll be hard to give her up!

The Rogues are SO cute! Yay for new cars!

Lauren said...

So excited you got a new car! I love that feeling.

Nicole said...

I don't think I'll ever own a VW... I have only heard negative things! BUT. I always wanted a bug to be my first car.... I got a 1994 Camry named Betsy instead. :)

Neely said...

Im sorry about Betsy hopefully you will have a better experience this time