I have looked out my window about 20 times this morning. Yes, it's still there. It's really there!!

Remember how I always wanted a Jetta? Well, I decided that I would "settle" for a Passat.

This a big deal for us. I have wanted a "new" car for a very long time. I'm not joking when I say that Erik's definition of new is anything after 1990. My definition is anything in the 2000's. Either way, I am happy to report that Sister Crisco has entered the 21st Century. We bought a 2004 VW Passat Sedan TDI off of Ebay a couple of weeks ago and it finally arrived last night from Maryland. It's a little nerve wracking to buy a car without test driving it first, but it's better than we thought it would be! This makes 4 cars total that we have bought off of Ebay. Yay for Ebay.

I can't believe that I get to drive around a car that isn't 19 years old anymore. Don't get me wrong, the Mercedes was great, but that car was a loud diesel. It became a running joke how many "concerned" people told me, "I think something is wrong with your engine" and I would have to say, "It's a diesel." Erik even had the employee at the Taco Bell drive-thru tell him that once and he was so annoyed, he just drove off without buying anything.

So, now I get to blend in with everyone else on the road. I get to have cup holders and window controls that are on the doors, instead of the center. I get to drive a diesel that whispers instead of roars. Now, the real question is how to keep it from getting trashed out by the kids. Maybe I will cover the seats with plastic wrap. I'm serious.


  1. Congratulations on the new ride!! Very VERY exciting!

  2. Nice Ride!! Just don't ask Susanne Ashby about her Passat fiasco and you'll be good. :)

  3. Congrats! The car is beautiful! How exciting! Someday we'll enter the 21st century too...someday. :) The waiting for a car to get to me after I'd bought it would probably kill me - I'm not that patient.

  4. You really should try the saran wrap thing. Let me know how it goes. :)

  5. We just bought a car too, but not electively - we totalled our last 2 in the past 2 months (I was never driving). We are lovers of VW too, ours is a 2001 Jetta.

    Congrats on the new Passat!! Looks fabulous!

    oh, and we're the other people in the world who buy old cars, but our definition is like yours: new = 2000s

  6. That's great! I would love to have a car that was made after 2000! I hope you enjoy it!

  7. Cup holders? So jeal.

    We had a Jetta once. It was nice. 2005. Fun. Sporty. And effing expensive. Sold it. Then wrecked my 99 camry. Now drive a 97 F150. Have a feeling my time in the '90s is just beginning.

    At least one of us gets to escape. Go you!

  8. Congrats! Good luck keeping the car clean with 2 little boys. You could at least put some towels on the seats under their carseats, that would stop some stainage!

  9. Yay for a new car! I love the Passat!



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