Crazy Coronavirus Purchase
Corona Crazy, and no I do not mean from the bear. The Coronavirus is really starting to get to me and my family and the purchases we are making are showing it. Fortunately, for us we have been able to keep our jobs and the lack of traveling to work is actually letting us save a little money. The bit of extra cash has allowed my husband to talk me into a rather strange purchase.
A little bit about us first. We moved to the country a few years ago and have roughly three acres of land. Besides the extra mowing required, thanks hubby, there really has not been a whole lot of difference to our lifestyle. The extra peace and quiet has been nice but we have not really :gone country” . Not until now at least.
Enter The ATV
My husband has been talking about getting our family some ATV’s but I have been unsure, especially with smaller kids. The other day, I let him convince me though. We were driving home and there was a family out riding and it looked like so much fun. I did some research on riding safety and what gear we would need and told him I was in. Just as long as everyone was wearing full protection when riding.
So we started shopping for ATV’s and soon landed on the Honda ATV website. Not the cheapest ones out there but they definitely have a reputation for quality. 2 kids ATV’s and 2 Full sized adult ATV’s which added up to about 18,000 dollars after taxes. Ouch, but we are Corona Crazy afterall.
Still, that is a bit over our budget so we took a look at some of the cheaper versions. Turns out that we can get some cheaper Tao brand ATV’s for about half of the price which seemed like the way to go, until I thought a little harder. Why spend that kind of money on something that is probably going to break or require constant maintenance?
Financing The ATV’s
Normally I would not want to finance something besides a house or a car, but we really wanted these ATV’s and we only have about 10,000 dollars at our disposal. We might have been able to find them used but then that could just open up a big can of worms. So, enter the idea of simply financing Honda 4 wheelers. It was a very attractive idea.
We got a quote and then weighed the option. Have a bit of a payment, buy used ATV’s or buy cheaply made Four Wheelers. Not wanting to just be buying a headache, I grudgingly accepted the financing.
With financing in hand, we headed down to our local Powersports dealer and picked out our new toys. The hubby and the kids had no problem finding theirs but they did not have mine in the color that I wanted. The dealer located my color at another dealer a few hundred miles away and agreed to transfer it for no cost.
Hurray. Only problem is that we have to wait a few days to get them. We wanted to wait until we had them all to take them home so, they should be here after the weekend. Can’t wait. Ill be sure to share as soon as I get them.
So, what about you. How have you gone Corona Crazy? Let me know so that I do not feel alone.