I’ve accepted the fact that I will officially be a senior citizen in less than TWENTY YEARS (I know, I can’t believe it either – 19 years to be exact) so I’ve decided to get rid of my Jetta Turbo and settle for something a little more luxe – something a little more fitting for my age – the Volkswagen CC. This beauty has definitely been a dream car ever since they first came out with it but the price tag was more like a nightmare. Even if I had $37,000 to spend on a car, I wouldn’t because well, there are about a million other things I’d rather spend my money on so I decided to snag a used one. “Time to Get a New Car” is a sponsored post thanks to cars.com. As always, all thoughts are my own!
I got my baby for WAY less than sticker price and couldn’t be happier. That’s one of the perks of cars.com. You can shop around for the best deal, sell or even trade (plus sooo much more!). Seriously, who can complain with heated leather seats, touch screen navigation system, awesome safety ratings, and my favorite, the Tiptronic™ transmission (Porsche’s term for the option to switch out of automatic mode and upshift or downshift by using the gear lever itself.).
So yeah, turns out you can drive it like you would any other car “automatic” OR you can drop it down into “Sport” mode and the whole reason for getting the car in the first place flies out the window. This car is amazingly fast! You can also drive it like you would a 6-speed stick shift (ie that Tiptronic™ we talked about earlier) – I guess it all just depends on your mood.
I love driving and it wouldn’t be far fetched to say that I’m a safe driver (what can I say, I learned from the best) but not everyone else is. That’s why safety ratings are such a huge deciding factor in the make and model of vehicle I drive. It’s also on the minds of cars.com so they have provided an awesome list of tips for car seat installation to make sure even the littlest ones stay safe while on the road.
Back in 2002, the federal government began requiring all car manufacturers to have a Latch system equipped on their car’s back seats. However, not every car has the metal tether anchors (some examples are convertibles and roadsters) and as a matter of fact, I’m not 100% sure my car has them since the back seat only has 2 seats. I need to check on that and in the meantime, check out even more helpful car seat tips HERE.
Have you ever heard of the Latch system and if so, do you implement it or is it too much of a pain to even bother with?