>We are now hunting in earnest for a new car. Our plan is to pick up one car here and one car there. The NM car will likely be mine and we will pick up something newer for E in NH. Last Saturday, we packed up Tyoma and went to the Toyota lot, where E wanted to look around. He squirmed and it was hard to look around. Mom is sitting for us today.
This week Egor found a used 2003 Highlander in great shape. All his research says that this would be the perfect purchase, but I am very sceptical. The car we looked wonderful, but it positively stank.
The former owners were smokers and the deodorizer they used to remove the smell makes my eyes water. I want a newer RAV4, but E said it’s not such a good deal. I hate strong smells, and the idea of my car reeking of chemicals is a major deal breaker for me. But, after several phone calls to the dealer, e assured me that the car will air out fine. There were some tears, but a deal was made. E promises that this will be his car if I can’t adjust to the smell. I also insisted on seat replacements for the cigarette-burned passenger side and Toyota even threw in new tires. Phew. Off to google car de-deodorizes!