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Thread: My New Baby!

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    My New Baby!

    Howdy y'all 😊

    After a long wait and a long search, I finally have a new (to me) vehicle! Tuesday I bought a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica...and she's purple! So now as soon as the title and registration arrives in the mail, my nephew and I will be driving to California! I flew out there in April and spent two weeks with my best friend and I used her sewing machine while I was there to make a cushion and cover for her wheelchair. She told me before I left that her eyesight was getting too bad to be able to sew, so she wanted me to have her machine. It's a Kenmore in a cabinet that belonged to her mother, and she wanted it to go to someone who she knew would use it. It has all of the cams and attachments with it, plus a few extra feet that her mother bought. So now that I have found a vehicle that is big enough to haul it, and since I was able to get it for about half of what I was thinking I'd have to spend, I have enough money left over to make the trip! California here we come!!! 😄

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    i like your new wheels. purple is my favorite color..you will have enough room for the machine and other stuff you may find along the way. have a safe trip. and when you come back lets see all your goodies.. take care..
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    Hey Donna, the weather is great out here. Have fun!!
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    Very nice van. Have a safe trip and good luck on getting the 'new' machine.
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    look at all the room to stash fabric in!!!!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Sounds like a wonderful road trip! Have fun!

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    Have a nice, safe trip!

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    Oh, I like it. Plenty of room too.

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    Congratulations on your new baby. She's a beautiful color. Enjoy your trip and be safe.
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    You will love your Pacifica. I am on my third one. Wish they still made them. Do not know what I will find to replace this one when the time comes. I only drive it 6 months out of the year....so it will probably last a long long time! Love your purple!

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    She looks beautiful! Enjoy every minute you can riding in it and having a good time.

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    Love your vehicle...I need something like that!
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    Looks like the perfect vehicle for a quilter/collector....Well done Donna! It's great you were able to get what looks like a good vehicle for a reasonable price. Safe journey to California and show us pics when you get back.

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    Have a wonderful trip and above all, be safe

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    Enjoy your new wheels - lots of room in the back for storing fabric if you have time on your road trip to stop in at some quilt shops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    look at all the room to stash fabric in!!!!
    Ha, ha, ha! Or more older machines that you find at second hand or antique shops on the way or coming back. Nice looking vehicle and I like that it is purple instead of white, beige, gray, or silver. At least you should be able to find it in a parking lot.

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    Congrats on your "new" ride! Been a while since I've purchased "new" on market. So many problems from those I'm hearing from. I know of 5 people who have had their "new" vehicles less than 6 months and either in the shop for recall or some other mechanical failure. I'm leery of purchasing anything after 2010. My Jeep is 2004. Got it 6 years ago and still running and paid for. DH keeps up maintenance he can and last time saved us about 500.00 on labor alone. I can get a lot in my Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Enjoy your 'new" ride. Don't ever make excuses for the "new to me". Think of the money saved. I always check the vin to see how maintenance was kept in check. Love your purple. Mine is the common silvery grey platinum. Luckily, I know my platenumber.

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    Donna, we have a 2007 Pacifica (blue). We bought it new so we have had it 8 years next month. It has been a WONDERFUL vehicle! Just the usual maintenance - oil, etc. - no problems. We have looked over the past year or so at trading - but can't find a vehicle we like as much - it is so comfortable - a great car for traveling, too - although we don't do too much of that. Enjoy!

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    What part of California do you plan on visiting? We're still having a lot of wildfires so make sure you check road conditions and closures.

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    How cute you look in that "sweet ride."

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    So much room for goodies....fabric, machines, and California wine!!

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    well a double whammy, a spiffy car and a really super sewing machine and a trip to California on top of all of that.
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    Love your new car. The Pacifica's are very nice cars, the best of the SUV and Car. Enjoy your trip and car.

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    Beautiful 'new" ride! I had a Kenmore with cams a long time ago (bought it when I was pregnant with my daughter and needed to make maternity clothes). I never used any of the cams but sure made a lot of clothes for me, hubby, daughter and son on it! I gave it to my son's girlfriend when I got my Bernina and she's still using it.

    Hope you get to stop at some quilt shops on your trip to and from California. Just think how much fabric you can get into that pretty purple Pacifica! Enjoy.
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