Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Van Pictures



We picked up the new van yesterday.





Despite Stephen spending half the day at the dealership doing paperwork already, we still had another hour of signing around before we could take it home. So glad Stephen did the hard part. Thanks, Snookums.





This new van is a huge splurge for Stephen and I. Neither of us has ever owned a new car before. In fact the 1998 Mazda I drive to work was purchased just 3 years ago.






There is still some work to be done. The radio/CD player has to be installed. The factory version cost about $100 more than the much nicer one we purchased. We are also having the insides sprayed with Line-X (spray-on truck bedliner) to reduce road noise and provide some insultation.






The new van has a sliding door instead of two swing out doors.






The sliding door should be nice for when we are in a tight parking spot.






ARM RESTS!!!! The power seat is also very nice. Full size vans are not built for 5' 3" females. Its nice to finally be able to adjust the seat in all directions.






The van also came with a lot of gadgets we did not expect - compass, gauge that tells us how many miles are left in tank, head and tail lights that come on automatically depending on the amount of light outside, tire pressure sensor, oil change sensor, and other gauges I cannot remember what they do yet.





15 comments:

greytblackdog said...

i'd never owned a new car either until i purchased the one that i drive now. hopefully the "new van smell" will last long enough for you to enjoy this experience!

alex said...

Congratulations on the beautiful new pup-mobile, or perhaps even pup-limousine. Poor Hero and Pepsi are still being carted around in a 1996 Grand Caravan. Some of them, there gadgets/ gizoms sound pretty darn fancy. :-) Enjoy!

Maria Peters said...

Now that's a sweet lookin' car!

BrittBeah said...

Congrats on the new ride. Looks pretty sweet!

Debbie (Emma's mom) said...

Can't wait to see it all 'decked out'! ...Know you and SB are excited!

Pam said...

As another 5'3" person who drives a big van, I can give you one piece of advice... Get yourself a "Tush Cush". My sister bought me one for Christmas several years ago and it changed my life on the road!

Even with the adjustable seats, this seat cushion will help you get into position to reach the pedals without being TOO close to the steering wheel.

Here's a link (I hope it works)...

http://www.amazon.com/Tush-Cush-Computer-Seat-Cushion/dp/B00080S0LS

Sientay L said...

There are some pretty cool gadgets in your new van. Can't wait to see it all decked out for the hounds.

Anonymous said...

Sweet ride for everybody. Congrats!
Toni

Zan said...

Wow!! That's one nice greyhound bus!! I know you, Stephen, and the pups will enjoy it.

Anna said...

Now your pups can ride in style, not to mention Mom and Dad too! Congrats! Can't wait to see it up close and personal in a couple of weeks.

It couldn't have come at a better time for you. Happy "tails" during the holidays!

Kathy said...

I love it! I know you all are so excited about the new Greyhound bus! You'll be so spoiled with the auto lights. Now you'll have to remind yourself to turn the lights in your other vehicles ;)

Todd said...

Congratulations on the new van! I always love the feel of a new vehicle!

Addie said...

That is one fly ride! My poor guys have to ride cramped up in the back of our Cherokee when the kids are with us, which is a lot of dog in not a lot of space. :-)

Addie

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Thanks everyone! Pam, I'll have to check out that Tush Cush.

Jen

Patti said...

I meant to tell you guys congratulations last night. The van looks awesome. Can't wait to see you drive up to the field and see how many dogs come piling out of it!