Saturday, May 26, 2007

New car

It's the end of an era: I traded in the BMW 330CI on a '07 Audi A3. I never saw myself driving a hatchback (although Audi calls it a "compact wagon"... even though "wagon" also has a fairly negative connotation in my book), but it sure is a cute little bugger! And even though it's a hatchback, it only loses 3 cubic feet vs. the A4 sedan.

It has the same 2.0T engine as in the Volkswagen Jetta. Although I wasn't necessarily looking for it, I ended up getting one with the S Line Package (i.e. sporty). Another feature I wasn't looking for but am sure glad I got, Audi's "open sky" feature. It actually gives it TWO sunroofs, although only the front one moves. Pretty cool having a sunroof over the back seat too!

Yet another feature I didn't really need, a navigation system. But I haven't even had the opportunity to play with it yet. Because it was pre-owned, the dealer didn't have the navigation DVD or even my manuals, which took away my favorite part about buying a new car: reading the manual!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Quick Update

Cabinets are done, appliances are in, the trim is done... About the only thing that remains now is countertops and sink. And (fortunately) I don't have to do anything for that. It's all just a matter of waiting for Home Valu to call and come and install everything. Yay!