My husband woke me up this morning telling me about this awesome ad that he saw in the paper for new Toyota Siennas and they even had one in black (and man that van was sharp looking, I am not sure why there are not more minvans in black). While we were test driving the salesman discovered that we had wanted leather seats and he really talked up a Honda that they had on the lot. The reason he was so eager to get us into the Honda was that they were going to make more money selling us the used car than the new one. They gave us more money for our trade in and bent over backwards to get us into the Honda which is the kind of behavior I had been expecting at the other dealerships. I even got our salesman to pet my knitting and listen to me talk about it.
It is a really nice van. It has a lot of bells and whistles like power doors and a moon roof. It also has seating for 8 which is a big plus. We are really going to be able to pack the people in. The only thing that I wish it had was a place where I could plug my iPod into the stereo. It is going to be strange making the switch from driving a sedan to being up so high and having so much car around me. My husband is thrilled that he gets to drive a nicer car to work. The one we traded in did not have power anything (including steering).
I am so tempted right now to take The Gray Ghost (that is what I am nicknaming her) on a road trip to Utah. I am sure that it would be a lot more comfortable ride than the last time we crammed into our car to head over there. I think that we may head up to my inlaws place soon so my husband can build us some book cases. We finally have the room to haul them home in bigger pieces.
It was pouring rain out when we got home, so I snagged this pic off the internet.