so today . . . is the end of the story of my quest for a new car. actually, it was a very short quest. when you no longer need a back seat, and you get the chance to drive the coolest looking car on the road, and you live in the land of perpetual sunshine, and it is a convertible, and it goes zoom zoom, it shouldn't take too long to make a decision. even if it is black.
the following blog was originally posted just two days after last week's. i told you it was a short quest!
so yesterday i got online to look at cars. i had already read the reviews on the mazda and was amazed at it's performance. i knew i wanted an MX-5, so now it was just a matter of finding the right one. well, even in this metropolitan area there were very few to choose from. i was looking for one that was just a year or two old. i found one i liked, but you never know . . . there might be a better one out there. so after i did some checking around i went back to it, and it was sold! i found another one i was interested in and called about it, and it was gone as well. when i happened across the black one i had already test driven, the online price was $1000 less than was listed on the lot, and i started to worry that soon it might not be available either. so i went back and drove it again. i took it out on the freeway, took some corners really fast, and accelerated quickly from a red light or two. (i think the salesman was relieved when i headed back!) and by the time we returned to the lot, i was in love! it was so wonderful to drive!!! and the more i looked at it, the cooler the black looked. (a word about the color--they did have a brand new red one which i considered, but the red was so bright and was just flat--no sparkle. it made the car look like a toy and was a little too "look at me! i'm having a mid-life crisis!") so i took a deep breath and said, "let's get it." after another hour filling out paper work and waiting, i drove off with my new black car.
driving to work this morning was so much fun, i almost wished i lived further away! and for those of you who are worrying about how i will transport grandchildren without a backseat, don't worry about it. i have a plan . . .
after driving "the batmobile" for a year and a half now, i can say it is the best car ever! it gets better performance reviews than both the bmw z4 and the porsche boxter! it will go as fast as i want it to go, can stop on a dime, and corners like it is attached to the road. not that i drive that way . . . but it's nice to know i could.
and it may be shallow, but driving that car makes me feel happy! (i can't explain it, but when i get in my car, i suddenly feel like i am one of the "cool" kids--even though i have no idea how that would actually feel.) no matter what my day is like, when i see that car waiting for me in the parking lot i can't help but smile--all the way home! AND you can never have a bad hair day--you just have to adjust your standards.and as for the color? well, it does take some maintenance to keep it shining and beautiful, but it's worth it. as i said, it is the coolest looking car on the road!