Up until my Elantra, I’ve always had some sort of SUV. And I’ve always missed having one. I have a very long drive for work (2 hours total) and when we get crappy winter weather, it sucks. But because of that drive, I needed a vehicle that got solid MPG as well. Luckily, SUVs (especially the smaller ones) have started to close the MPG gap and I felt comfortable going back to one! I started doing my research a week or two ago. I love my Hyundai and decided to stick with the brand. I’ve never had any major issues with the Elantra even though it had almost 60,000 miles on it. I headed out to the dealership yesterday knowing exactly what I wanted. Seriously, I printed out the window sticker from their website. People, I know we all hate car shopping but with the internet, it’s SO much easier these days. You can pretty much check out an entire dealerships inventory now. You can see the majority of the rebates. Remember, information is power! Load yourself up with as much information as possible. And don’t be afraid to walk away from a deal. Can you tell I worked at dealership once? Anyway, I was very pleased with the amount I got for my trade and I was able to keep my vanity tags. Guys, I was really worried I’d lose to my Avenger tags. The vehicles are two different classes but it worked! I got them to throw in a free heated seat as well. Yes, just one. For me. I don’t care if anyone else in my car has a cold ass. I might get the front windows tinted as well but I think my brother in law knows a guy for that. Oh what did I buy? I picked out a 2017 Hyundai Tuscon. In black of course.
The nice thing that wasn’t really planned was the fact we got some snow yesterday. So I was able to see how it handled those conditions and it did great! My car was sliding in the parking lot and this thing didn’t budge. I made sure I picked something that has AWD, and it has a back up camera! It’s really weird and going to take some time to get use to but it’s pretty cool to have. As you can tell I’m super excited to be back in a SUV and to have something I feel safe driving in shitty weather!