Friday, December 29, 2006

It's Here!!!



Our new Sienna is here and in our garage! Bob and I drove up to Maryland Thursday to pick it up and to drop off the old Camry. Imagine--Carmax gave us $1200 for our '95 Camry with 165,000 miles, frame damage, and a leprous paint condition!

It was so nice that the van came in while my parents were still here. We were able to leave Anna and the boys at home with them. Although if we had to take them, it would not have been all bad. Carmax has a kids room with an attendant, so you can drop your kids off there for up to 2 hours! We did that while we were looking a few weeks ago, and the boys had a great time. There was a ball pit and everything!

We were very impressed with our Carmax experience. We paid just a few hundred dollars over invoice on a brand new car, and there was no negotiations, haggling, stress, etc. It was so nice. I heartily recommend them!! There aren't very many Carmax new car dealers. I think there was maybe only one other Toyota one in the whole country. We were very fortunate that this one was so close to us!

The Sienna is very nice to drive, and it has that lovely new car smell. This afternoon I moved all the carseats, books, toys, etc. over from the Odyssey. That was so hard to do! All that clutter . . . sigh. I did go through everything, but still, whatever you put in a new vehicle makes it look junkier! The boys are looking forward to riding in it, but their maiden voyage isn't going to be until church on Sunday, I think.

3 comments:

witw said...

I love the color. How exciting to have a new car and to be able to fit all the family in it. I would love to have a van someday, but Dan would rather not have a van. It is like driving a little bus. Melinda

Bob & Claire said...

Yes, I never wanted to drive a minivan either, but now I really like it. I like being higher up and being able to see over traffic. Really, I found it not much different than driving an SUV. Plus, you just can't beat how easy it is to get kids in and out of, and there is so much room to stuff in the back, like for trips! Maybe Dan will change his mind . . .

witw said...

The Highlander is minivan enough for now! I think Melinda is the only person in America who looked forward to having a minivan even when she was single.