Vroom, vroom

We’ve been thinking about buying a car for a while now. Riding our bikes around town is so liberating, but also so much harder now that we have a tiny child and all the roads are clogged by construction.

So we made spreadsheets, researched fuel economy and safety ratings. We wanted a car that’s safe and that would also take us places: camping, up in the mountains, all the way to the Bay of Fundy when Devon grows up.

Turns out there aren’t too many choices that are safe, efficient and somewhat affordable. Cars cost a lot more than bikes, and they don’t make you feel like you’re flying either. So it goes. We finally narrowed our choice to a handful of options we wanted to try out:
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“Let’s go out tonight and test drive a car,” I said. So we did. The car was responsive, lovely to drive, cheap, and it would fit all of us, our dog, and our camping gear.

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“Let’s buy it,” we said. So we did. We ended up getting the Hyundai Elantra GT. The 2015 model was on clearance which should leave us with at least a little bit of money to go places.

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