You Ask, I Answer: First Time Car Buyer

You Ask

One of my favorite parts about writing this blog is the daily interaction I am able to have with readers like you.  Recently, I’ve received a lot of e-mails with questions–some of you want to know where I bought the sweater I’m wearing in a certain video while others have questions about Service Department specials…  A few days ago, I received an e-mail from someone and I want to share a portion of it, along with my answer, for you.  **If you have questions, feel free to e-mail me at  I LOVE hearing from you!**

Excerpt from Mrs. H.:

…my daughter is about to turn 18.  She’s a senior in high school and she’s working two jobs and maintaining her 3.7 GPA.  (Had to brag because I’m proud.) I want to help her find a safe, reliable, and good-looking car.  I’m going to pay for half of it.  Where do I start?  Do you have any tips for me?  What should we pay?  I’m trying to figure this out and I’m overwhelmed.  Do you have any advice for me?

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This Deserves More Attention

It’s my fault, really.  I should be talking–scratch that, BRAGGING about the 2016 Toyota Yaris.  It has EVERYTHING–style, cargo room, gas mileage, technology goodness galore–and the best part? THE PRICE!!

From the official Toyota Yaris online brochure:

Stay connected with the standard Entune™ Audio with touch-screen and Bluetooth® wireless technology. And when you need more cargo room, the 60/40 split rear seat can handle almost anything, from gadgets to groceries. Sport-tuned front suspension on the SE and spirited handling make every ride a great one, and available 16-in. alloy wheels look sleeker than ever, while a freshly restyled grille adds extra attitude.

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