Brian and I are finally a two car family! Brian has driven a stick-shift Honda civic for years, for as long as I've known him. I, unfortunately, cannot drive a stick. We have had many lessons, and I think I could do it if I HAD to...but I was never comfortable with the actual shifting in traffic. I only drove on real roads once.
Well Brian's civic is 13 years old and has started showing it's age. It's been an amazing car! (and actually has less mileage on it than my 8 year old CR-V) We've been planning ahead and doing the online research for car options out there in case something where to happen to the civic, but we decided to test drive the top runners while I am on winter break.
After two extremely different experiences at a Mazda dealership and a Jeep dealership, we are now the proud owners of a Mazda Cx-5! A new car has been part of the plan, we just did not anticipate buying the same weekend we test drove! But everything fell into place, and we now have a second car that I can actually drive!