As some of you may remember, late last year I purchased a 2015 Nissan Quest from Carvana, the online car buying service. The main reason I chose this vehicle is because at the time it looked like by May I’d most likely be forced to live in a house on wheels until I could get my finances together to buy or rent my own place (my current roommate was supposed to be getting married).
Well, circumstances changed, and we’re staying in our apartment. I’m also now juggling 3 jobs (all of which I enjoy), and I’ve decided that my long term goal is to move to Colorado. The Mustang will be stuck in Florida until I have covered storage for it, and the Quest, with its large size, mediocre fuel economy and awful CVT (which I’ve heard does not like hills/mountains reliability-wise) wouldn’t be suited either. So I traded the Quest.
My experience with Carvana was so great last time that I turned to them first. I found a car that I liked a lot, checked out a similar one in person and then went ahead and bought it!
It’s a 2015 Fiesta SFE! That’s right, the 1.0L 3-cyl turbo model. I love these cars, but I’ve never seen one with the biege interior before, which I vastly prefer over the sea of black in most SFE Fiestas. It only has 12,000 miles, and while I’m definitely taking a depreciation hit on the Quest, I cut my loan down by $4k and will probably get around double the fuel economy.
I’m driving to the Birmingham Vending Machine on the 21st to swap them out - can’t wait! I guess with the Mustang and the Fiesta in the stable, I really am a “Ford guy” now.