Right before we got married in 2007 we bought a (stupid) Landrover Freelander. We thought we were cool.
But a couple weeks after we got it the transmission died - luckily it was covered under the extra good warranty we were duped into buying. Over the years it slowly fell apart and we were too poor to fix it and it's expensive European-ness. It sat in the parking lot for about a year, undriven, forgotten, a piece'o'junk. Chris carpooled or we walked everywhere we needed to go in the California sunshine.
Before we moved to Germany it was towed away, never to be seen again, wah wah.
Once we paid off the Freelander in 2010 we got the Nissan Altima!
We wanted something small, affordable, safe, and reliable, before our firstborn son, Fox, was born.
It's been a great car, and it still is a great car - we love it! And once the mirror and door and bumper are replaced from our (not-our-fault) autobahn accident like three months ago, it'll look brand spankin' new again! It will be Chris's main mode of transportation and we can finally contribute fairly and squarely to the carpool deal that we've been doing.
Now that the Altima is paid off we were in the market for another car. Something bigger so when people come to visit we don't have to rent a car. Something that will drive well in snow because apparently they get a lot of that here. We may get our first snow tonight even! We want lots of room to pack lots of bags for traveling all over Europe. We want a "forever" car - the one that we'll ship home once we're done at this post. We want a car that will fit more kids - eventually! NO PLANS ANYTIME SOON :) There aren't many options for cars out here, but we did find a car that we like, and best of all, tax-free cuz it's through the Army!
Hello Ford Explorer!
I love you already!
It's silver, has 7 seats, 4 wheel drive and lots of other things and features that I don't know what they mean but I appreciate them.
Welcome to the family Ford Explorer, may you treat us well :)