This post is sponsored by SheBuysCars on behalf of the DFW Auto Show. All opinions are my own.
I remember in high school dreaming about what kind of car I wanted to drive as an adult. I think they were mainly sports cars. Yeah, that hasn’t exactly worked out.
Instead, starting 14 years ago, my car buying choices were influenced by my kids. It started with the twins of course. I needed a car that could easily handle two carseats in the back seat as well as all the baby gear that twins require. And a trunk that could handle a double stroller and groceries. We ended up with a mid-size sedan. It was the first car that we bought brand new from the dealer. And I drove that car for about 10 years. By then the twins were getting bigger and we had Littlest. It was time to get something a little larger.
We moved up to a full sized sedan. All the kids could fit comfortably in the back and it had lots of the newest technology: back up camera, navigation, touch screen display. And the trunk was a thing of beauty. It could hold groceries for three boys and our camping gear for road trips. We’ve taken more than a few of those the past couple of years.
But those kids just kept growing. And last fall we moved up to an SUV. More height room for the twins who are getting taller than I am. And still plenty of room in the back for groceries and stuff.
So you could certainly say that my list of dream cars has changed over the years. Now I’m much more interested in features, leg room, head space, and how wide the back seat is. Of course I still have a list of gadgets I like in my car. A back-up camera is near the top of that list. So is navigation (I get lost, easily). But I also want a good deal on the car that I’m getting.
A great place to get my dream car list updated is the DFW Auto Show. I can see all the cars and get a chance to compare them all in one place. I’m really excited that several car manufacturers are offering test drives right there at the show, including Kia. The ride and drive is open to the public during the DFW Auto Show’s public days and Kia will have the full line of models available to for test drives; you can try out a new car with no sales pressure!
I know not everyone is as familiar with Kia as some of the other automakers (it is one of the newest in the US) so here is a little short and sweet Kia history lesson.
If you’re a Mom, or someone who likes a good deal, Kia is commonly known for their “more for the money” brand. They want to give us (their customers) a lot of value (luxury, quality, style, all those features I love) for the money. They are also all about family. I know a lot of Moms love their minivans and Kia introduced a completely redesigned Sedona minivan last year. (Another great car for family road trips!)
Note: Tickets MUST be picked up in person at the auto show.