Lack of Transportation can be isolating
Today, we bought a Ford Escape
Yep, we bought a car today! Finally.
So, I know, many are wondering about the car that we bought. We purchased a 2014 Ford Escape Titanium. It is really a beautiful car. Loaded with every option in the book. Looks brand new too.
It has just 53,000 miles, which is pretty low.
You don’t like Ford?
Over the past few days, I have gotten messages from so many people. They tell me to buy Toyota, Honda, Chevrolet, whatever. Some have told me not to buy Ford. No problem. We all have our preferences.
Feyma and I like Ford, and we are very happy with it. If you prefer another make of car, that is not a problem for us.
American Cars have changed so much
During my 20 year absence from the USA, I can’t believe how much cars here have changed! It’s amazing.
Firstly, I remember back in the 90s, if you had 100,000 miles on your vehicle, you started figuring it was time to start looking for a new or newer vehicle because you were on borrowed time. Now, I people tell me that I can expect 250 to 350,000 miles out of a vehicle! That’s great!
Also, the technology in cars these days! This car that we bought has every option available, so it has every gizmo that you can think of, and some that you would never think of.
Right now, I am having to study the different features one by one, then I take the car out for a drive to test out what I learned. Today, when I drove home from the dealership (almost an hour and a half drive), I could not figure out how to engage the cruise control, and several other features as well.
Want to see what we bought?
Here are a few pictures of the vehicle we purchased today. In one of the pictures, the car looks like a bluish green color, but that is just reflection and lighting. It is actually a metallic gray color.
Have a look:
So, as the title of this article indicates, the past 5 months have been a kind of isolation. Not being able to easily get around is difficult. Luckily I enjoy walking, and I got a lot of walking over the past 5 months or so. But, having a car will help me “Escape” that isolation.
Another big thing that helped alleviate isolation was my friend, LeRoy. LeRoy has helped us at every step of the move, and I can’t tell you how many rides he has given me over the past months. In fact, on Tuesday of this week, he took me to two different cities to look at cars. On Wednesday he took us to Indianapolis to look at the car that we bought today. Today (Friday) he took us back to make the purchase. I could never thank LeRoy enough. He is an amazing person and a good friend. The best.