Monday, March 31, 2008

So Long, Little Red Car

It's been a great 11.5 years. We bought this Taurus just before our family expanded to two kiddos. It has taken us on trips to Utah and California, but mostly was used as a commuter car.
A few years ago, someone stopped and asked if it was for sale... uh, no, I need it to get to work!!
Now that I have my new car, we don't need it anymore. I had meant to get a for sale sign on it, but didn't get there. Yesterday as we were fixing dinner after church, someone came to the door, interested in it. I talked with them, and they looked at it, but told them they had to come back, because I wouldn' t do business on Sunday.
So, they came after two this afternoon - handed me the cash and they drove off in my little car.. We got nearly 120k miles out of it - I think we got our money's worth! I got rear ended once in it - after M was born - but other than that - it's been a good car. But - I'm not sorry to see it go! So long, farewell, auf wiedersen, adieu!

7 comments:

Kristy said...

It's amazing how many memories one little car can hold!

The Chapmans said...

Wow. If only it was that easy to sell for most people! You must be a magnet for good!

MTW said...

That's pretty amazing. How do you think they knew it was for sale?

I had something similar happen a few years ago with my Toyota wagon that had 240,000 miles on it! I had just bought a new car and my old car was out in the driveway. A stranger who had been driving through the neighborhood (to look at a car advertised at a neighbor's house) knocked on my door and asked if it was for sale. He thought it looked out of place.

He gave me $800 cash on the spot and I was very relieved not to have to worry about selling it.

steph7744 said...

Wow thats pretty cool that people are knocking on your door wanting to hand you money! :)

Carli & Dane said...

When I was 5 my parents sold our family van and I cried. I told my dad it was a member of our family and I was mad at him for like a week! You don't have to tell me how sentimental cars can be, I name ALL of the cars that come to our family!

Fat & Sassy said...

How cool is that? MONEY IS A GOOD THING!!!!!! I'm glad it sold for you. I get attached to things, too. I am a huge preserver of memories. Way to go..and by the way, cinnamon rolls ALWAYS work for hometeaching visits, they were de-lish! Thanks

Puffy said...

I keep hoping to see my old car that I sold around town. So far, nothing.