Friday, February 27, 2009

Yukon it is!

Well we love the Yukon and it looks great.  So we will be buying it tomorrow!!!  We are so excited because with having to put the money down on it we had plans for, we wanted to be sure we loved it and didn't feel that it will do but not love it.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Yukon anyone?

Well the Tahoe seems to be sold at this point because it has not been brought back and financing is being looked into.  Which at first really drove me nuts... but then after talking to my salesman it got better.  They have a sister company in Muskegon and he found a 2005 Yukon that had some more miles but with all of the same bells and whistles but it also has GPS as well.  Since a Yukon is the step up brand in niceness from the Tahoe I can't complain much. So he is going to get it to his dealership and let us check it out this afternoon.  Heather is going to go with me because she has had a Suburban before and is looking to go back to one or the Yukon XL. 

If it all works out and Joel likes it then I have a felling we will buy it.  We would also be able to have it this weekend!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


The Tahoe I went to look at and test drive today was picked up for a test drive about an hour before I got there.  I was so bummed but found a really great salesman to work with.  He said that if we would like to be second in line for considering that vehicle there was something we could try.  What we did was write up an offer with a $50 deposit.  The offer was fully based on our approval and liking of the vehicle.  The only thing it did was gaurantee that if it came back and was not bought for full price by the other person we were next in line to consider it.  Apparently if you have it out for a test drive you are pretty much putting a hold on it and it can't be sold out from under you.

They also did a test drive on our van and are giving us $11,500 for it.  So that was great news because from what we can tell the other place was only offering $9500.  So we shall see tomorrow if the Tahoe comes back and if it get sold or not.

Change of plans

Well we could not get the dealership to come down to where we wanted to see the pricing.  That Tahoe has been on the lot for a while now and just isn't moving, so I am surprised they are being so stiff with the price.  I did some looking around at other places and found that for another $3000 we could get a Tahoe with similar miles but with all of the bells and whistles.    We really would prefer one that has captain seats in the second row.  This afternoon I am going to pick Maddie up from school and head to Coopersville to check out a 2005 Tahoe that is burgundy with Second row captain seats, DVD player, leather seats, sun roof, and other little cool things.  From what I am finding though from calling around these suckers are flying off the lot almost as soon as they are taking them.  It tells us that there is more wrong with that Tahoe then we know.  So we shall see looks like we might be happier long term now though.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

I hope you have all had a great Valentines Day. Joel and I had our first date 11 years ago today. So hard to believe it’s been that long. I love him even more every year!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Test Drive

Well we have had the Tahoe for the entire weekend and we really liked driving it.  We did have our neighbors take a look at it and it needs new tires and an alternator.  We are also hoping to get a DVD player put into it as well because the kids are much better riders in the car when we need to go more than 45 mins with it.  We shall see I don;t see it as a deal breaker but it would be really nice to have.  The insurance was a concern as well but it would actually lower our payments $5 a month there so that would totally work.  We shall see what the next few days bring.

Allie thinks we are getting an SUB.  It’s so cute to hear her call the SUV that and we laugh almost everytime.  I know we will miss our van because it’s been such a great vehicle for us but I think this is going to be better for our needs.  Hopefully by tomorrow we will have more info.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tahoe maybe...

Well the numbers came back good and we would only be paying a little more a month for the Tahoe and it wouldn’t be a lease this time!  We are going to have it for the weekend to drive around and check out throughly.  I am excited to give it a try driving since I’ll probably drive it the most.    Should be interesting…. we are hoping to have our neighbor look it over as well.  He knows lots about cars and we totally trust his advice.  A few already awesome points is that it has the full towing package on it so we wouldn’t need to do anything there at all.  We do hope that they can put one more teether latch in the back seat though so that the girls can use thier Husky’s back there.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Car

Well we finally decided to go to the dealership and see what they could possibly do for us regarding getting into a vehicle that could tow the trailer but also give us the space we are use to having. We know that we are still a little upside down in our lease because it’s a 5 year and we are only two years into it right now. We figure it’s about $7,000 right now with what we owe over it’s worth if we were to buy it per say. We looked at a 2005 Chevy Tahoe and really liked it. Our sales guy is going to work the numbers in the morning and let us know. I am not sure though how I feel about giving up my Van I so love it and wish it could tow our camper. But then again I have always wanted a truck and the Tahoe is pretty darn close with it’s V8 and all!