Wednesday, June 13, 2007

We bought a new car!!!!

We had been planning on buying a new car for sometime now.... ever since Joy has been born.. all the paraphanelia... plus a maid and everything..... our sweet small car our Alto was just a lil too small...

What with the driver, Joy, the maid, me and all the stuff... the husband.. would either have to let driver off and drive himself.. or we would have to leave the maid home... which would mean... no peace for either of us... lol....


So.. now we have two cars... one a small car... which I use.. to run my errands and go meet up with my friends
and one a slightly bigger car... a sedan...its called the SX4....its the new Maruti Suzuki Sedan.. launched just over a month ago....



The last few months when we were contemplating about buying the car... and which one to buy.... have been quite entertaining.....
The husband and I are quite clueless when it comes to cars... ( ahem the husband is a mechanical engineer ... but doesn't know the front of a machine from the back of it ..) We were of the opinion that we needed a bigger car.... and by that we meant.... it should have a good boot...so that we could stow a number of things without having a problem... and that we could sit a little more confortably.... in the back seat....and that was that...
We had a budget.. and were hoping to stick within it....
..and then...? what happened...???
Well we suddenly found ourselves in the midst of major discussions and debates about which car should be bought by us....despite all the talk.... we in our minds had decided which one to buy....it was within our budget... it had good boot space..had good resale value...and did good mileage....
bas.. we were decided...
We were quite amused by the excitement and enthusiasm shown by our friends and family...three people most of all... one person was my brother... and the other was a close friend and her husband...and another friend... and this one... says she isn't excited by worldy possessions and such things and believes in a frugal lifestyle.. etc ..etc...
Anyways we went to test drive our chosen car... the Maruti Esteem...we drove it and found it convenient to manouver etc.. then the sales agent and my brother who had accompanied us.... casually asked us to also look at the new SX4 which had just been launched......
so we said... theek hain.. whats the harm....../?? ..... and we were bowled over....... not only by the looks but also by the feel.... one could not make out that the car was on..it was so smooth and silent.....
To be fair to our selves ..we decided to try out another car in the same segment.... the GM Aveo... we had ridden in it before...the husbands father and my uncle both have the Aveo... it was nice...So... we drove that one as well... but couldn't forget the SX4... we then realised we would have to increase our budget a bit... the husband tried to work it out and the biggest plus about the SX4 we found was that since it was a Maruti car it wouldn't be a problem to get spare parts replaced and service stations were all over....As a friend told us.. we could now safely drive upto Leh...lol!!!

Anyways.. the bottom line is that we have a new car.. we have the SX4... the husband is now a total convert.. he wont even drive the Alto unless its absolutely necessary.... and am glad.. coz.. I refuse to drive the SX4..I have decided I shall only be driven in that car.....lol... much to the husbands amusement...
Yippeee!!!! I am now mobile again....and Joy and I are all set to paint the town red....

4 comments:

Diligent Candy said...

Yippee! Mubarak ho...I demand a TREAT :) laddoo-shaddoo - congrats guys....

Trishna Chaudhuri said...

Candy... sure anytime...only one condition... you will have to come here for it... so when do we see you

Diligent Candy said...

i am hoping for a winter trip :)

itchingtowrite said...

congrats! loved the shoe post- and loved the black one. i too hav a similar one but somehow they used to remove it everytime i put it... but really searching for the right size / design shoes in chennai is a pain. where in delhi did u get the adorable red one???