Saturday, February 23, 2013

My new car!

I'm so excited to share with you all my new car: an Infiniti G37 S!  

This car has been my dream car for many years and I never thought I would be able to make it a reality.  I'm still in shock and just so freakin' happy!  

I have been car hunting since last summer, casually, on-and-off, but more seriously since November.  I'm a big car girl and wanted to get a car I really, really loved this time.  I bought my old car nine and a half years ago, and while I looked after it and babied it for many years, it was not my ideal car (but of course it wasn't, I bought it when I was 19). 

When I started my car shopping, I was looking for a new Honda Civic SI.  Brand new, as it would offer me a warranty for many years, and a Civic because it was within my budget and I would feel pretty good driving and having that.  Of course, it was not the car I really wanted.  The car I really wanted was a G37 but I didn't think I would ever find one with the features I wanted and in my budget.

Long story short, I found this car at the beginning of January after pulling out 30 minutes before 'signing on the dotted line' for a new 2012 Civic SI.  I started to pursue this car, but still was unsure if it was financially feasible or the right decision (being a luxury car, ie. higher repair bills; and a used car).  I went back and forth and did a ton of research.  I priced out wheels, a brake job, read forums and reviews about the car.  Hours upon hours of research to really educate myself to make an informed decision (despite loving the car in general).  

Finally, this past week I took possession of the car and could not be flying higher!  It's a real dream come true to be driving this vehicle and I feel so lucky! 

Here are some specs on the car:

2009 Infiniti G37 S
* Pearlescent white on black leather interior.
* 27k kms (practically brand new & never winter driven... until now).
* 6-Speed manual transmission.
* Rear-wheel drive (not ideal for winters here, but this car does not come in all-wheel drive with a manual transmission, which was not an option; I love driving standard).
* 6 CD disc player.
* Moonroof.
* Bluetooth.
* 19" stock alloy rims (the rims on the car currently are the new winter tires and alloy rims I ordered from; love the black rims and couldn't go with regular steel wheels as they wouldn't fit over the brakes).

See my old car HERE.

The day I picked up car: Thursday, February 21, 2012.  So happy!



spiffykerms said...

Holy what an upgrade! I'm a novice car-addict and definitely know my cars. This one is absolutely amazing. Looks good on you too! :) Love the color (same as mine. Except mine's a little Mazda 3 hatch hahaha)

Sarah Palisek said...

Sooooooo exciting!!!! Congrats on finally acquiring your dream covet car. This is such a sweet ride and I know how excited you are, so that makes me excited for you even more.

Aint nothing but a G thing baby.

I can't wait to cruise in this lovely set of wheels ASAP. Yipppeeeeee :)

Love it. Congrats again xx

Cassie said...

Congrats! It's so much fun when you get the car you've always wanted, isn't it? I felt that way when I got my brand new Audi; I feel like a million bucks driving around in it. You must feel the same!

Jamie said...

Congrats!!! I love your new car - my mom has the exact same one - same year, same color!! And ironically enough, my last new car (that I'm still driving) was an 07 Civic SI. :) But I didn't really love it when I bought it either - I had my dream car, a Mustang, and it had been wrecked, so I had to pick a new car really quickly. I probably would have made a much different decision if I had been able to take my time and think about it!

Congrats again!

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

Thank you all SO MUCH! :)

Stelle said...

I’m happy that you finally got your dream car. You must be really happy and excited to hop in this lovely car and drive it home when you bought it. The 2009 Infiniti G37 S is a luxurious car that offers not just beautiful styling, but also great performance. Congrats! -Stelle Courney

LandOfTheGlam said...

Congrats! I've always loved the Infiniti - it's such a sexy car! Wait until the summer, you're going to love it even more!

Anonymous said...

You totally belong in a hot car like that!!!!

Ashely Redden said...

You’re so cool in that car! Its sexy proportion is perfect for a woman of confidence. It must feel so awesome to finally have your dream car. Awh…I know I’ll get there. By the way, how do you find its sweet sounding 330 hp DOHC V6, which is its main attraction? I wouldn’t go up against it ‘cos it certainly enhances the driving experience.

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Unknown said...

I think we might be related somehow. Haha! Kidding aside, I am also a car girl, so I am very specific with what I want in a car. That’s why I’m thankful for the internet because it has allowed me to filter my searching, leading me to the beauty that I have been driving for years. So how’s the new car holding up? :) stay safe!

Arlyne Nelms

Unknown said...

Your new car looks totally awesome! The pearl white exterior made it look royal, and well, luxurious. The reason is clear why it’s your dream car. I say you’ve got good taste in cars, Amanda . Even your old one rocks!
Prince Moss

Unknown said...

Only a few people get to have the chance to drive their dream car. I'm happy that the moment has come for you to enjoy that pleasure. I hope the possession of that beautiful car has introduced you to big adventures. More to come and all the best! :)

Colin Morton @ Sea Port Auto

Douglass said...

That is an amazing car. It is very good looking. I have been looking into Infiniti. I have always driven Nissans and I have been so happy with them. I just now decided it was time to get a luxury car because the kids are gone and it is time to be a lady of leisure and enjoy my retirement.

Douglass @ Viva Kia

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