Next Milestone…

One of the things Hubby and I have always thought about doing was actually buy our son a car. We didn’t know what kind, but I knew that was one our goals. I knew it wasn’t going to be new… so we needed to pray and put a lot of thought on what type of used car we were going to get:

– clean

– functional and well taken care if

– stylish

– Safe

– not too old

– affordable

My budget was $2000, but I couldn’t find a car that we liked at that range. And finally, we came across a class that I never thought of. It was always the traditional Toyota that we got, Honda next, and then an Acura or a Mitsubishi. Yeps… Asian cars I guess you can say. Instead, we surprised our son with something completely different.

A Mini Cooper! Yaaass! There were a few cosmetics that could have warned me to walk away, but Salvador (the third owner of the vehicle) actually took very good care of the car and even upgraded the lighting and the car stereo, which includes blue tooth for safe driving. All the airbags were updated and some of the materials were replaced. The only thing he probably didn’t get to update was the smog – it passed though! 🙂

My mom presented the car to big boy as soon as he got home. She was so excited for him too – it looked she was nervous just trying to talk to him. It was so cute… all day until the next day, we kept asking him if he liked the car. We even went for a stroll that evening and the drive was so cool.

Here are a few facts about the car:

– 2006 – looks only two years old said Mei (that’s how nice it looked)

– big boy thinks it’s worth $20k!! REALLY?! Alright!

– it’s part of the BMW family

– front wheel drive

– can be used for racing

– the exhaust is made of metal material

– the windows have no framing

– the body can be upgraded and misplaced with a kit

– the seats are leather

– has cruise control

… more!

I only got to drive it once just to bring it home. Hubby got the car detailed and smelling good and clean!

So happy for us to be able to get him a car. The deal: he’s responsible for the gas! Which means he can’t be going to too many places if he wants to budget well. Hopefully this gift will inspire him to understand that his achievements in life are worth the struggle and time as long as you put the effort into it. We all have goals – I hope he’s able to put his together and strive to be persistent in reaching it.

We love you son and we are very proud of you no matter what. You are always in our prayers and we hope that you know we always want the best for you. We will always walk by your side.


-mommy and daddy

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