Thursday is the best day of the week because it gives me an opportunity to share one of my many blessings and to also read some of yours. I am not shy when it comes to talking about being blessed by the best, nor acknowledging that I know from where those blessings flow.
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Last week as I was leaving work the TCS warning light illuminated on my dashboard, it was the 2nd time in less than 2 months. I have had a 2005 Hyundai Sonata with over 187K miles and it’s timing belt should have been replaced at 120K miles. I drive 100 miles per day, every day in all types of weather, and that car has gotten me safely to work in West Chester, PA every day since 2005 with no problems.
2005 Hyundai Sonata
I drove the car directly to Middletown Car Care to be serviced and the next day anxiously waited for the diagnosis and repair cost. Fortunately, the timing belt could wait but there was another more severe problem, the engine needed replacing – long story short, she wasn’t coming back home. I must admit that the Sonata gave me more miles than expected and for that I will always be a loyal Hyundai car owner.
Not anticipating the urgent need to purchase yet another vehicle on an already tight budget, I took to Twitter to ask AAA and AARP to assist me in finding car buying savings. In 2005 I used the AAA online car buying service to purchase the Sonata and once again they came through with an immediate response. The link directed me to not only another Hyundai, but in the exact price range that we could afford and at a dealership I knew and trusted. #blessed
Less than 5 mins after completing the online contact form, I received a phone call from a friendly representative and made an appointment to see the vehicle that evening after work. My husband and son met me at Carman Ford Lincoln in New Castle where we spoke to Doug Walton, the Sales Consultant, and he along with the business manager, Bob made the purchase a pleasant and stress free experience.
After giving Doug the AAA Car Buying Certificate which contained the guaranteed, no hassle price, in less than 2 hours we were home with our new/used car with a payment that we could afford. #blessed
Thank you AAA and Carman Ford, it was by far the best car buying experience given the fact that we were totally unprepared to make this major purchase, no buyer’s remorse here!
Yes, I am sad that my car died, but feel truly blessed knowing that it could have been worse. The Sonata could have died while I was on the road traveling to or from work, in a snow storm, at night or not even having the funds to replace it.
I am truly thankful and blessed by the best!
Bye Bye 2005 Sonata – thank you – you will be missed!
Hello Accent – welcome to the family!
As always, I am thankful for my family, friends and faith.
Now it’s your turn – what are you thankful for this week?
I’m a socializing this afternoon over at Katherine’s for her weekly
Thank you cuz!
Hopefully my Honda baby lasts long long long time but the way you found your new car is great!
oh yes, we have one of those too – Malik is trying to drive her to an early grave!
Surprised to hear that AAA actually gives assistance in car purchases. You are always a wealth of information and I am glad to read your blog daily. CONGRATS and I hope your new Accent treat you well.
Thank you my dear, yes, you know me, I’m all about saving money and am glad to pass along that info anytime I can. Thank you for your kinds words as they are much appreciated as you are to me! Have a wonderful Fri-Yay!
I love reading your Thankful Thursdays and I love that you take the time to acknowledge and share with us your many blessings. Isn’t it amazing how things happen, even though looking your Sonata was a bit of a negative, it quickly turned into a positive. Now that’s what I call a blessing in disguise! I am so happy AAA came through and helped you out, I love dealing with them, in more than one occasion they have come to the rescue for me.
Well I hope you have a great rest of your night and even better week. Blessings to you and yours.
Thank you, I think taking time to share the goodness of life is much better than complaining and dealing in negativity. Trust me, I have been knocked down by life many times, but with every new day, there are new opportunities and life can be good if you choose it to be. Thank you for letting me know that you appreciate it, because it means a lot to me. Blessings to you and yours!
Wow. Whenever I have had to purchase a vehicle I have agonized about it for weeks! I am blessed that I got a blog make over.
Oh I remember those days, never again with AAA Car Buying Services. Can’t wait to see the “new you!”
wonderful blessing. Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop ♥
Thank you for being such a gracious hostess. Have a wonderful weekend!
God is good. Pretty color car. Rachel
Yes he is, thank you!