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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Trade-in Time

Today I made a purchased that will hopefully keep on giving for at least six years.  I purchased a Mazda CX9 2011 crossover.  My primary reason for the purchase of a new vehicle is dependability.  I simply had lost confidence in going on long trips with my 2005 Mazda MPV.  Having purchased it new, in the past several months I began to hear and see changes that I did not like.  As in human affairs, a loss in confidence is a serious matter.  It can happen rather quickly yet have fundamental influences on ones decisions.  I began to imagine Kathy and I stranded on the side of the highway in some remote area.  I know that can happen in a new car, but it is less likely.  Long gone are the days when a tap on the distributor cap can make things right.  The CX9 is not a hybrid.  It uses gas at the tune of 17 to 24 miles per gallon.  It is a larger car, allowing room to convey computer equipment at work.  Yet it looks sporty, which is important to me.  Features that I have already played with are phone Bluetooth (just say the name and the number is dialed), side mirrors with blind spot indicators, and dual control air conditioning. 

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