We have a very happy teenager in our house :-)
After looking at numerous car dealerships and online listings, we finally found a car that Hayley really liked in her budget. Clean, well cared for and it doesn't hurt that it's a Mercedes for safety ;-)
Meet Hayley's 1995 Mercedes Benz :-) She named her Mercedes Cynthia :-)
A nerve racking experience for me as her mom and choosing a car that's safe, but I know it's part of growing up. Right now she has her learner's permit so still needs to drive with us and get so many hours completed before getting her actual license, but she is doing great! We are so proud of her! I know my mom would be proud of her too and I wish so much she was here for this moment.
I know she'll be the angel on Hayley's shoulder though :-) Everywhere she drives too, her Nana will be there guiding and protecting her.
She brought Mooshoo along and he was one of the first things she put in her car :-)
The interior was in wonderful shape considering how old it is. We bought her new tires, a steering wheel cover and new floor mats and it practically looks like a new car!
It has a nice upgraded stereo system in it also. She said whatever car she found had to have a DVD player or it was a deal breaker, lol.
It even has a sun roof!!! Although I advised her against driving like this....lol ;-)
It was quite windy and I kept taking multiple pictures, love her laugh and her smile in this picture. :-)
My dad, her Pop Pop was even brave enough to drive with her :-) He always had nerves of steel when teaching my sister and I. My sister had a history of hitting trees and also ran into the side of our house when learning, lol luckily no major damage! That was 30 plus years ago now.
I love this girl so much and my heart sure beats faster when she's out on the road. I pray for her safety as I know she is a responsible girl, it's the other drivers on the road I worry about!
We think it's a great starter car for her and hopefully it will last her for awhile :-) Especially since it's fully paid for!
This photo credit goes to Hayley, when she ordered her keychain from Amazon and went out to take this picture, I loved how it turned out and had to share it. :-)
So proud of you Hayley girl!!! Enjoy your new car and have many great memories as you grow more into an incredible young lady!