Finding a Used Car Dealership
When I decided to move to the other side of the city, most people thought it was funny that I was acting like I was completely leaving town. It’s true, I was only one zip code over. But when I got the new job, I lost the opportunity to hop on the subway and be at work in 20 minutes. No more running out the door a half hour before I had to be in the office. I was going to have to commute to work by driving myself.
Now, this isn’t really a big deal. I mean, a lot of people drive to work. But I’d spent most of my 20s being spoiled by close proximity to the subway. I never drove anywhere. In fact, I didn’t even own a car. Financially, my budget was fine. What I would now need to spend on a car payment was less than what I was spending on rent in my new place so I knew I’d be okay. But I didn’t want to shell out a bunch of money for a new car.
So, I visited all the used car dealerships around the city, which I found on https://www.carcanuck.ca/. My biggest fear was that I’d buy one and then, like, the next day see one that I liked even more on a different lot. I’m pretty sure I knew about all the used cars for sale in the city at that point in my life. Eventually, I found a car that I had to have. And, of course, it was one of the used cars at the very first dealership I went to. Eh, what are you gonna do, right? Which ended up being a Toyota corolla of all things.
Now that I have my new-to-me used car, I have to say, I love it! It’s so much easier to bring home groceries when you have a trunk to stow them in instead of getting everything in little bits at a time so you don’t take up too much room on the subway. And I actually took a roadtrip with some friends this weekend and, for the first time in my life, I drove. I never got to do that before!
It’s also really nice not to have to beg for rides all the time. I don’t think any of my friends cared all that much, but I do like not having to ask. Basically, my new used car just reinforced that I made the right call when I decided to move.