New Car!

As of today, I’m now the proud owner of a new 2008 Pontiac G6 GT.

[Pontiac G6]

I’ve been passively looking around for new cars for a while now, since the lease on the Grand Prix would have been up towards the end of August. I was considering buying the Grand Prix outright, but I didn’t really want to deal with the payments for as long as it would take to get a decent monthly payment. The G6 is a sharp looking car, and the sticker price is a lot less than a Grand Prix, so I thought it would be a good candidate.

I was procrastinating pretty hard over the whole car situation, but I was spurred on by a letter I got in the mail from a local dealership. They were offering a decent incentive, around $1800 off the sticker price, and the promotion also had some prizes up for grabs. That was a good enough incentive to head up there this morning and take a look.

I didn’t win the $10,000 or the home theater system, but I did win a weekend resort getaway, and a couple of scratch-and-win type tickets which could total $3,500 if I were to get lucky. I doubt I’ll be that lucky, but who knows.

I test drove a few of the new G6s, and I really liked the way it handled. The car has a lot of spunk! Lots of pick-up, and it takes the corners really tight. The one I ended up getting has a lot of the same goodies that my Grand Prix had – 6 disc CD changer, XM radio, sunroof, etc. The only thing i’m really going to miss is the heads-up display. I got completely used to it, so going without it will be an adjustment.

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