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Enjoy the Ride with #CarsCom

This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

My husband and I are car addicts. No joke. We have been married 15 years and we have probably owned 20-25 vehicles between the both of us. It’s so many that I honestly can’t remember an exact number. It’s not that we have a love for the buying process, it’s just we get bored easily, love the thrill of a “new-to-you car”, and we have three kids…. and for some reason we thought we needed a wagon… three times. Needless to say the idea of a wagon was much better in theory than the actual wagon(s) itself. Three kids and a small backseat…. you be the judge.

But with each and every car that made it’s way through our loving garage, we depended on to lead the way! New or used, you start with a must have like vehicle type, then it narrows down the selection so the choice is easy! Filter the results by price, body type, and make, schedule a test drive, and then wham bam you are in the drivers seat of your very own wagon, um Ferrari?!

So you might be thinking, what would Golden State Mom look at if she was in the market for a new car. Good question, good question. Being that I have had my fair share of cars, I am always looking for the next best thing. From swagger wagons to crossovers, there are a lot of choice out there! For me, I want something pretty to look at, plush on the inside, and far, far, far away from my three kids as possible. Can you say third row seat?

I am loving the European brands for their luxurious qualities. You can’t beat vehicles with navigation, satellite radio and air conditioned, reclining seats. What I love about is that everything is available at a click of a mouse. From price, what they liked and what they didn’t like, reviews from ACTUAL REAL LIFE PEOPLE, and even notable features. Did you know the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 came in diesel and gasoline models? Yep- told me. Plus, they even have an app that you can download that gives you millions of listings for new and used vehicles, price drop alerts (in case my AMG GLS comes down from $130,000), and VIN-scanning capabilities to make sure that car you are test driving is the best deal around!


Trust me, purchasing a new or used car does not have to be time consuming, or stressful! takes the guess work out of the equation so you can enjoy the ride!

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