“Honest Ed’s” Dealership

Buying a car is frightening. But not like a roller-coaster, which is also fun; nor like Judge Judy, where you’re scared so much that someone else has to remind you it’s only TV. Buying a car. The act of using money you don’t have to buy a vehicle you barely know is almost paralyzing. Especially when it comes to the part of the deal where you sign here, initial there, thumb-print here and leave specimen there. It’s horrifying.

But it’s absolutely necessary, at least until Spring Arbor gets mass transit*.

We ended up getting a Ford Expedition. Sure, it guzzles like an Uncle I once had, but it does the job. The job, by the way, was to haul our family from here to anywhere with no trouble. 4-wheel drive should cover that. Plus, I had to be able to fit inside without it looking like a joke. Check.

Check mate.

So now Emily drives the nice truck. I get the somewhat nice Jeep, though it feels much smaller now that she’s driving a zip code. It’s a nice ride and we’re glad to be able to get such a thing. Now to go sell some organs I don’t need… **

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*My vote would be for the Monorail that runs from Evelyn Bay to Concord (and stops in between)


**You know, like musical instruments. And a kidney.

About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on facebook.com/radamdavidson. about.me/radamdavidson
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2 Responses to “Honest Ed’s” Dealership

  1. ernie says:

    Hey its all about safety, and with the weather and stuff in the new area that your now living and working it would be wise to get something that your somewhat comfortable. Its little less nerve wrecking when you are comfortable in the vehicle and able to focus 110% on the stuff that goes on outside the vehicle. Gas Mileage well, look at me I drive a mini van.. and I’m single and have no kid…. cant put a price on safety and such so…. let us drive our vehicles!

    –E

  2. jessica says:

    Yeah! Someone who still buys american so we can have a job and better yet a ford! Good choice! I hope you got a discount if you bought new?!

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