So we bought a new car at the end of July. It’s something we’d talked about and planned for for awhile. Definitely not your spur of the moment decision.
I had to laugh as I took the car for a test drive. My Dad was with me. :-) I’m 33, and I took my father for a test drive of my new car.
Probably a year ago now, my friend Kristin Billerbeck sent an article to the ACFW writers loop. It was from AOL news, if I remember correctly. It matched cars with personality. Eric and I laughed as we read it, because the car we were thinking about was listed. And the description fit me.
Another year went by, and now I’m in that car.
A Chrysler Pacifica. The AOL article called it the soccer mom vehicle for women who have kids, but refuse to be relegated to a minivan and don’t want a SUV. Okay, so the refuse-to-be-relegated line is all mine. The thought of driving a minivan just about makes me break out in hives. And a SUV is so not me. That’s really a truck, and not at all what I want.
So I have a Pacifica. And I LOVE it. Good thing, too, since I’ll probably drive it at least seven years. And now my lovely Ford Taurus is being driven by a neighbor’s son. I love being able to bless someone else as we’re moving on to the next car.
Oh, and did I mention, we broke the Pacifica in with a drive to the North Carolina mountains. :-) Yeah, we like to do it right.