Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Meet Magnum, My New Ride!





    We were up on Coeur D'alene, Idaho on Saturday celebrating my hubby's birthday and decided to just take a look at what cars they had for sale.  Honestly, we were just going to look.  My car had some electrical problems that were going to be more costly to fix than the car was Blue Booking out for.  It also could not fit all the grandbabies and their car seats in it at one time.  This was a huge problem for this Grammie and needed to be fixed.  I had been doing my research and could not find anything that would work for us that was not super high in mileage for a used vehicle.

    We drove onto this car lot and decided to inquire as to what they had in stock.  My needs list were either 4 wheel or all wheel drive, automatic transmission and a 3rd row of seats.  My wish list, which I did not mention to the sales guy was the automatic lift for the rear hatch, a back up camera, leather heated seats, a great sound system and maybe even a dvd player for the grandboys to watch on long trips.  He showed me Magnum...it was love at first sight!  Magnum is fully loaded with everything I wanted, wished for and more!  Magnum has a built in little cooling compartment between the second row of seats to keep drinks and things cool, a dvd player in the dashboard in addition to the one in the back for the kids (I don't think I will be using the dashboard one), a navigation system, blu tooth sync to our phones for hands free phone calls, can record and store your favorite cds in your own personal jukebox, the has and brake peddles are adjustable for the needs of short and very tall people,   It also has viewing windows with shades over the 2nd and 3 row of seats plus a sunroof over the driver's seat.  The 3rd and 2nd row of seats fold flat to hauling larger cargo.  The best part though is the crumple technology that they have for it would get into an accident.  It has zones in the front that crumple one at a time and the engine drops down below so you do not have the entire thing come right into the cab if you are hit head on.  I love that!  Yes, we did spend more than we wanted to but Magnum is still young since he is a 2011 model and it fit all of our needs.  We did get a trade in on my old car and put some money down too.  Magnum is still surprising us with all his features and we just let our oldest son play with him to discover them all and then he teaches us about it.  Everyone in the family is in love with Magnum and is very happy to welcome him into the family.






I wrote this post before the smoke got too bad on Sunday Morning.


28 comments:

  1. Our former pastor and his family moved to Sandpoint, ID about three years ago. His daughter and I are friends and I keep seeing her FB post about the smoke. Scary stuff!

    Love the new car! That should meet your needs for years to come. Nice, Debbie!

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    1. Thanks Wendi! Sandpoint has the worst air quality in the entire nation on Saturday I believe due to the fires. I felt awful for them.

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  2. Sorry about the fires but I'm so happy you have a new vehicle. You will love the heated seats, husband and I both use them like heating pads when we feel achey.
    Rear cameras are so nice too, and so safe.

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    1. Thanks Rhonda! My old car head heated seats also and they were so nice when it was cold or I was sore. They rear camera is quickly becoming one of my favorite features.

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  3. Congratulations! That looks like a nice vehicle and it should serve you well for a long time! I'm happy for you.

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  4. What model Ford is that? Just interested, as we are Ford dealers here in Australia. Looks like a tough truck!

    Cheers - Joolz xx

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    1. It looks like a Ford Flex. My son and his wife have one also.

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    2. It is a Ford Flex and we love it!

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  5. Nice ride! Happy for you all. I hope your air clears soon.

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  6. Congrats on Magnum- isn't it great to get a vehicle that meets your needs. We have rain coming in tomorrow morning, I wish I could send some your way to put out the fires. A lot of people in my area of the state and below are having problems with allergies--I cringe to think of breathing that smokey air. Thoughts and prayers with ya'll.

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    1. HI my friend, I would gladly take some of that rain! ;)

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  7. Love the car and the salesman is a cutie! My clutch just went out in my Forester. I is the first real repair. Ugh! I want both of our cars to last until the house is paid for. At least 3 more years. Your rig hold many people. When we replace we will get another Subaru Forester or a Rav-4. Hubs will get a double cab 4-wheel drive pickup.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment on my hubby. I think he is pretty cute myself. ;) I'm sorry the clutch went our on your car. I do love Subaru's but they did not have any that fit our needs.

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  8. Magnum is one handsome car! But it almost looks like a toy next to your husband--my goodness, is he 7 ft tall?? I know it must be a trick of the camera, but he looks like he's straight out of the NBA!

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    1. LOL! No hubby is 6'2" tall but was on the upper part of our slanted driveway. ;)

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  9. Congrats!
    My first thought on seeing Magnum's picture "well, that will hold a lot of car seats".
    It reminds me of a friend who shopped with three car seats in tow. She told each salesman that she needed a car, not a van, that could hold these three seats in the back seat. hahaha.

    Take good care. The smoke is still in the air here.
    Cheers,
    SJ

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    1. LOL SJ! When we shopped for a car after having the twins we did the same thing. We had 3 kids in carseats so that is what we needed. Praying for you!

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  10. Wow, sounds like Magnum was meant to be!! Congrats and stay safe from those fires!

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  11. Congratulations on your new ride!

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  12. We had 3 kids in carseats so that is what we needed. Praying for you!


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