I've been wanting to buy a new car for a while now, but I kept telling myself I needed to wait until I was through with school. But the other day, I decided to just look around and see what was out there. My cousin has owned a few RAV 4's, and loved them, so I decided to look for one.
I started talking to a dealership, and I decided I was serious enough, that I needed to visit with my cousin, who works at my credit union, to start getting approved for a loan. I decided once I had that in place, I could find a car. When I told him I was looking for a car similar to his, he mentioned that theirs was for sale! A few hours later, I had my loan approved. I had to wait a few days so they could finalize the purchase of their new vehicle.
I have loved my new car. It has auto start and heated seats, which have been so nice with this colder weather. It was also exciting to take out my first loan as a single person. I knew I could, but it was still a huge step for me. I'm grateful that I have a job that provides for my needs so I can live comfortably.