My wife says that when she is pregnant she nests by rearranging the house. She says that I nest by getting a new car. When she was pregnant with our youngest I said we needed to get a mini-van. We had been driving around in a Honda Fit, and I had heard that Odysseys were great vans. They maybe, but when it came to gas mileage our 2007 van was getting 17 in the city and 22 on the highway. That was a shock that I wasn't prepared for. As gas prices have soared it became clear that we needed something to drive that cost less to fill up than the monthly payment. We went from spending close to 400 dollars a month in gas to, oh, 120!!! Ask me if I love my Toyota Camry Hybrid. Uh, yeah.
We traded in our Toyota Tacoma in for the Camry Hybrid to help with the gas. My husband has to drive 70 miles round trip daily to work and was filling the truck up 3 to 4 times a week. I miss the heck out of my Tacoma but love driving the Camry.
I was so surprised at how easy the whole purchasing process was with CarMax. Once I found the car I wanted online, they even held it for me until the weekend since it wasn't located at our local CarMax. After I got there and had an opportunity to see and drive the car, the actual transaction happened very quickly - no waiting around for hours like a traditional car purchase. When I brought it home and it didn't pass safety inspection in my state, CarMax made it right AND gave me a loaner car to drive while mine was being repaired so I didn't have to miss any work. I'm 100% pleased with my whole transaction start to finish. Thanks CarMax!