This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CarMax. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve had two cars in my life. My first car, a 1992 two-door Lexus, was a gift from my grandparents when I turned 16. This ride was awesome; so awesome I had it all throughout high school, my Berkeley days, and then cruising the streets of LA. After being car free for my year in New York, I needed a bigger car to drive across country, and since my Lexus was waiting patiently in my parents’ garage, I just traded mine for my moms. Only last year did my mom retired that Lexus. 25 years—talk about a well-aged vintage.
My current car situation is that trade I made with my mom five years ago, a 2002 Toyota Rav 4. Anybody who knows me knows that my car is the last thing I care about. I love dressing up and looking nice, keeping my home in tip-top shape, and having a spotless workspace, but my poor poor car doesn’t seem to get any of the love. It is purely a vessel that takes me to and from point A to B and houses lose papers, water bottles, and countless odds and ends.
So when I found out I had the opportunity to work with Denver CarMax, the #1 used car retailer in Denver, I couldn’t help but check out their extensive inventory (35,000 used cars nationwide) and start fantasizing about what it would be like to drive a sweet new whip and actually take some pride in being an adult with a car.
And it wasn’t until I read on their website that “sales consultants match consumers with a car that is perfect for them, their budget and their lifestyle” did it click for me! Maybe I had been driving the wrong car all along. Maybe these cars that I have had were cool and functional, but weren’t me.
This clearly led me down a spiral of self-analysis of, “Who am I?” “What do I find important?” “What is the meaning of life?” Well maybe not that last one, but you get the idea. Being a Berkeley tree hugger I know that my next car must be a hybrid. And because I plan weddings and scour the globe for vintage treasures, I need space to fit all the junk in my trunk. As a thrifty shopper, I’d love a car with great gas mileage so my daily commute to DTC doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg.
Now that I know what kind of car I want and that actually fits who I am and the lifestyle I live, I will absolutely be checking out Denver CarMax (at either of their two locations:5850 South Broadway Littleton, CO 80121 or 2600 W. 104th Ave. Federal Heights, CO 80234) when the time comes. And it’s great to know that as an added bonus, CarMax will buy my car even if I don’t buy theirs. Not too shabby.
So until my current car conks out, while I can’t psychologically match my car, here’s to physically matching my car…