June 6th was a memorable night. If nothing else, my boy Rajon Rondo led the Celtics to win game 2 against Lakers with a tripple double! But while the game was hot, Christy and I went down to Huntington Beach Mazda and made a deal with them on a 2010 Mazda 5!
After months of looking for a suitable car, which hasn't been an easy task, given a twin tandem stroller, two infant car seats and a potential nanny sitting with us, plus all the bags and luggages if we were to go on a road trip to SF to visit family and friends. We really wanted a 6+ seater car that was big enough so we don't have to worry about the space, yet small enough so it's nimble and agile on the mean streets of LA. We also wanted it to be fuel efficient. and surprisingly, just these three criteria would limit us down to one option. and that's Jun's original recommendation - Mazda 5.
We were going to wait until the end of the year to get a better deal, but the A/C on our 15 year old car stopped working since 5 years ago. It would be fine if we lived in Finland or somewhere cold. but we live in southern California where the summer heat gets above 100 degrees. and plus it's no longer safe in today's standards, so we decided to get it now. I visited 4 Mazda dealerships, and called up to 6. After 2 days of intense negotiation we finally agreed to the best offer we got from Huntington Beach Mazda
Of course, no any less than expected, Christy drove a hard bargain all night with the twins in her belly!!!
The car will be delivered to us (Straight from Japan) on Wednesday, just in time to pick up the new borns!!