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.