Used Cars for Sale, or My First Time at a Used Car Lot

Okay, that’s a little misleading. It was actually my first time at any car lot. I’d never owned my own car before. My gram gave me her car when I was in high school but even though I got to drive it all the time, it still wasn’t really mine. I put a bumper sticker on it once and it about broke her heart so I could never really make it mine.

My gram told me I could take it with me when I leave for school in the fall but I could tell she was a bit hesitant about it. I’d been planning for this, really. I got an afterschool job when I was a sophomore and socked away as much money as I could so I could finally buy my own car. One that I wanted in a color that I liked where I could stick my bumpers stickers without worrying about hurting anyone’s feelings. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciated what my gram had done for me. But I was going away to school, I was going to be on my own for the first time. This was a big deal for me and I really wanted to take my own car with me.

Finding a car dealerships

My mom took me to a few used car dealerships the month before I was went to school; which she found here: had no idea what I wanted. To be honest, I didn’t really even care. Red, yellow, truck, coupe. I really didn’t care because it would be mine.

I was overwhelmed by how many used cars there were to look at. I needed to find something that fit into my budget but that was reliable so I didn’t have to worry about it breaking down when I was at school. I was in luck. With the variety of used cars for sale, my mom and I were able to find something that was perfect for me.

What did I end up with? A pickup truck! I know, right? I never wanted a pickup truck in my life, but there it was. A good price, it came with a bit of a warranty, and it was the brightest color of yellow I’d ever seen. I haven’t put a bumper sticker on it yet. I almost don’t even want to!