Kevin's van has been acting up severely for awhile now. There is an awful popping and grinding noise any time the wheel is turned and a mechanic told us that at some point in the near future we're going to have to replace an axle. Also there is something on it that just beeps all the time. He thinks it might be related to the keyless entry part but we're not sure.
Due to having several months without any income my car was reposessed and this was our only way of going. So we had decided that we would get me a vehicle as long as we could get something for less than $3000.
We went and test drove several on Wednesday. There was a 2001 Toyota Camry that we test drove. It was nice but they wanted a bit more than I would have given for it since it had over 200,000 miles on it. I also test drove a 2001 Chevrolet Lumina but again had nearly 200,000 miles and they wanted too much for it. The third vehicle we test drove was a GMC Sierra truck that Kevin fell in love with but yet again they were asking too much.
I finally decided that we weren't going to find anything that day and we gave up but not before telling the guy on the lot what we were looking for and what our price range was. We left with his promise that if he came across anything he'd keep us in mind.
Well the fair was in town and we had promised to take the kids and Kevin's mother so we headed over to her house because the kids were supposed to be getting off the bus any time now.
Just before we left to go to the fair we got a call from the guy on the lot. He said, "Boy have I got a deal for you!" He said that a guy had just brought in a 1999 car that had 98,000 miles on it and it was within our price range but that the man had someone else coming to look at it in an hour and wanted to know if we could come test drive it.
Well we put off going to the fair for a bit to go see what he had found. We arrived on the lot to find a 1999 Cadillac Catera in excellent shape. We test drove it and looked under the hood and everything was in order. Kevin said that as long as it was in our price range it would be a good car to get.
We got back to the lot and asked the guy how much he was wanting for it and sure enough it was well within our price range. So Thurday, I became the owner of a Cadillac! I never in my life would have imagined I would own such a nice car.
Stay tuned for part 3 of this crazy week.