Paul's Mid-Life Challenger

Paul turned 35 on January 20th, and this will be a big year for us as we are expecting our first little one. But 2013 is the year of more than one "baby" coming into our life!

The day of Paul's actual birthday, we didn't have much going on. We met up with his Mom and sister at an Antique Mall in Cumming, and from there didn't have much planned. SO, Paul wanted to go test drive some cars for fun. We decided to go over and look at what Curtis (one of Paul's best friends) was working with at Rick Case Hyundai in Duluth. I think it was a pretty quiet day for Curtis anyway, so we were able to check out a couple of cars! We started with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe - a small sporty ride. While it handled nicely it just didn't feel like it had the comfort and quality we were expecting. We both have Hyundai's and LOVE them, but this was nothing compared to our XG350L and the Santa Fe. And, yes I know, the Genesis Coupe is a sports car so it's not got the kind of luxury of the other rides,  we wanted it all!

Next we test drove a 2011 Dodge Challenger... a sexy white muscle car with power, handling and surprising luxury! It's a sports car yes, but it's big and ironically quiet! Both Paul and I drove it, and we were absolutely enamored! It's comfortable, yet handles well. It's quite the looker, and quite spacious too!


Now I know what you are thinking... "They are about to have a baby and they are buying a sports car?!" Yeah, we thought about that too, but the backseat is roomy, and we already have my car which is a perfectly good "mommy mobile!" And after our little man arrives, what are the chances we can enjoy a vehicle like this?! We took an extended test drive, and literally fell in love!


Monday, Paul called the insurance company to see what we'd be looking at there, and you know what? It was actually less expensive than our 4 door XG350L because it has better safety ratings! Another sign we were leaning towards moving forward with the purchase!

Handles Great!
Better Fuel Economy
Less on Insurance
Better Safety Ratings
Hmmmm... the only one we can think of is 2-doors instead of 4, but what can you do, it's a sports car!

Later that evening we headed to the dealer and a deal was made! We couldn't be happier and we've already gotten a lot of use out of it! I'm hopeful this baby could be a collectible we can give to our baby one day! ;)


Curtis Wilson Sold Us a Hyundai!

Not more than four months ago, Paul sold his beloved Subaru WRX, and made a nice profit on it, so it worked out! But since then he has driven around his little 95' Honda Civic (aka the Caribbean Queen) full-time. And while it is a very nice car, it gets great fuel economy, and has been a great trip and around town car, he's not gotten the most respectful and positive feedback on it from business clients as well as friends and family.

And if you know Paul, you know he has a very strong love of cars, and very much identifies with them. So when he isn't driving something that speaks "Paul" he's just not quite as happy!

Now before we get to the new vehicle we have purchased, I have to give a little more back story about Curtis! Curtis has been a life-long friend of Paul's they grew up together, and have continued to stay friends. Paul and I have had the pleasure of living with Curtis not once, but two different times, and have thoroughly enjoyed his great character, personality and stories. For the longest time both Paul and I thought that Curtis would be an AWESOME car sales rep. He's worked in countless sales and labor intensive positions, but never before had he tried out cars. It seemed like a no-brainer for us because Curtis also has a love of cars, and not only that but he's an AWESOME salesperson!

Paul and I worked our magic with Curtis' resume, and he went out and of course sold himself! He started out at Ford, but has recently moved to Rick Case Hyundai! And he's making a killing, teaming him up with a car like Hyundai was a perfect fit. The cars generally sell themselves and Curtis generally sells people, it's a match made in heaven.

Now onto our new "pre-owned" car! It came into Curtis' location, an 05 Hyundai GX350, and immediately he sent a picture to Paul, the same day Paul was test driving it, and the following day they were working the details of the deal out! For being six years old, this car is in immaculate shape! It's absolutely gorgeous Everything went fast, but now Paul's happy because he's got a presentable vehicle, Curtis' happy because he made ANOTHER deal, and I'm happy, partly because Paul's happy, partly in consideration that in the future we will have a family, and of course because I can actually drive it too!

Thank you Curtis for hooking us up with this awesome deal! I'm glad it worked out for all of us!

If you're looking for a new or used car (doesn't have to be a Hyundai), definitely call or message Curtis! Check him out on Facebook at Curtis' New Deals or call him at 678-770-2175, or just stop in to see him at Rick Case Hyundai in Gwinnett!