Nice! it looks so sleek!
I also bit the new car bullet this spring, retiring my 2003 Taurus for a 2017 Ford Escape. There were two absolutes that had to be met: it had to be a car that I didn’t have to climb into or climb out of (because arthritis) and it had to be a car I wouldn’t klunk my head getting in because I am tall and long torsoed; it can be very tricky. I really love it.
I was privileged to be able to pay cash for it; when my sister died October the balance of my mom’s estate settled on my brother and other sister and me. I’d been debating a car for a long time but I was really nervous about a car payment at my age (69 next month) because I wasn’t sure how long I’d be able to keep working. I’m glad I waited; I got laid off a week before Katie died and it would have been a disaster without a pay check.
Now, of course, I’m dying to road trip. Damn you, coronavirus! I’ve put 300 miles on it in nine weeks. At this rate it should last me forever.