Saturday, February 23, 2008

Meet my new ride!

Happy belated birthday to me. :D Today, I am the proud new owner of this 2008 Infiniti EX Journey:

Isn't it bee-yoo-tee-ful??? The color is Dark Currant, and the interior is Wheat:

This thing is loaded with bells and whistles, not the least of which is a fully-integrated communications center, which is my interactive navigation system, 9.3 GB musicbox hard drive, satellite radio, iPod interface, Bluetooth phone, voice recognition for audio/phone/navigation commands, and oh yeah, an around-view monitor (cameras all around the vehicle to show you obstacles) combined with a sonar system, which beeps when something comes within a few inches of your bumpers.
This is my first "luxury" vehicle, and I love the details that Infiniti adds to its cars. Like the embroidered "Infiniti" logo on the front seats:
It was a lot of back and forth for me before I ended up deciding to go for it. It is a lot smaller than my last car (a Nissan Murano), and I had a lot of concerns about that. Truth is, I still do. I'm still not 100% sure I made the right decision, and I hope I don't end up regretting my choice in six months or a year, wishing I had stuck with a bigger car. For now, though, the EX has me won over.


Jennifer Walker-Derby said...

so it has been 6 months and I want to know if you have regretted your EX decision? I am about to bite as well and have the same "small car concerns" as it is much smaller than my RX. please share!

aggie94 said...

Not even a teeny little bit! I *love* my car. In fact, I have caught myself saying that I wish my commute to work were longer so that I could spend more time in my car. :o Now granted, my EX has way more bells & whistles than my Murano did, which is most of why I love driving it. But it rides like a dream. I just had a rental car for two weeks while it was in the shop (some jerk hit my brand-new beautiful car, how dare he) and finally got my EX back yesterday and can't believe how much I missed it. I think you will love it!