The Lauchard family visited the Dayton Auto Show for the first time Feb. 24, going early so they could enjoy it before the final drawing at 3 p.m. Lauchard refused to “jinx” her chances by sitting in an Equinox beforehand.
But she has driven the Equinox her father and stepmother own and likes it, she said.
“It’s a lot like the CR-V. It’s a small SUV and is a lot like what I’m used to,” Lauchard said. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be awesome.”
She said she’s also excited not to have a monthly car payment to make and will be able to save money or pay off other obligations.
Her son’s fiancée will be able to buy the older car, a Honda CR-V. Lauchard’s husband works full-time at the Honda of America Manufacturing plant in Marysville, while she works there part-time.
The family splits its fleet between Chevy and Honda.
“We try to share the love,” Lauchard laughed.
Show sponsors were the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, Miami Valley Chevy Dealers and Dayton Area Toyota Dealers.