Seriously, we went to the dealership on Saturday airquotes just to look airquotes.
I knew later this summer I would be shopping for a new vehicle, but I wanted to wait until the 2016's came out. If I was going to suffer the pain of the expense of a new vehicle, then it was going to be the newest of the new! And I was pretty sure to make it easy, I was just going to get an updated model of my current vehicle.
I had been driving a black Chevy Equinox for ten years. While it still had low mileage, it was starting to have some "issues":
- I could not go through the car wash because in that situation the sun roof leaked. A lot! And I didn't even like the car enough to keep it clean, it was only transportation to and from work.
- There was a day recently when I parked at work, and the key would not come out of the ignition. I could not turn the key to start or remove it. I got so flustered that I just walked away, went into my office, and prayed that someone would come by and steal it while it sat there unlocked! Later in the day when I tried again, after a few wiggles it was fine. But now with every stop at the grocery store, dry cleaners, etc., I held my breath re: that key.
- Oh and the radio. When the engine is shut off and the driver's door is opened, the radio should stop playing, right? Well, it didn't for at least 10 minutes unless I opened and closed the rear door. Sometimes I'd forget during a Target run, to return to hear CCR still blaring from 95.7 fm as I approached. Quite embarrassing.
But then I went online and got just a little bit enchanted with a different make/model. Why? Because I read the name of the vehicle's paint color . . . Cashmere Pearl. What knitter wouldn't love to drive a vehicle with that paint color name?!
Americans love their cars. We should be IN LOVE with our cars, right?
Please meet Charlotte. She's a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and I love her.