November 2nd, 2009

Go Speed Racer Go

Murano GET!

I held back manly tears as I took Bruce on one final drive around to the back of the Carmax dealership and gave him a solemn salute for 13 years of honorable service. As a tribute, we transferred his plates to the Murano, who, sensing the gravitas of the moment, pledged itself to hold up the tradition. So we're thinking of naming it "Bruce Jr."

Bruce performed one last service for us, getting $700 more in trade than we thought we were likely to get. Between him and the Camry, we got the Murano for a buying price of $20,298 (plus tags, taxes, and fees) -- I was a little worried that we were going to be arrested on the way home for getting such a steal. ;)

We had been talking about some kind of vanity plates, but honestly, knowing those are Bruce's plates on the Murano just makes me happy. I think I'll keep 'em. :)

Thank you, Bruce! And good on ya! Farewell, Camry! You were everything an affordable commuter should be!

And welcome to the family, (not yet officially-named) Murano!

-The Gneech