Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I love cars.

I really do. And I enjoy shopping for cars. And driving them. Particularly if they're on the small side, have a manual transmission, and feel zippy.

But Bob and I were pretty committed to our current cars until their respective deaths, so no car shopping for me. Until Bob's accident a week and a half ago. A guy (in a full-size truck) pulled out in front of Bob (in a Toyota Corolla), and Bob hit him. Hard. He said if he hadn't been wearing his seatbelt, he would have ended up in the hospital. I'm glad he was wearing his seatbelt.

So he's fine! Which is wonderful! And they thought they could fix the car until they started the "light tear-down" (I think that's what they called it) and discovered frame damage, etc.

We're now in the position of deciding what to do with the insurance proceeds: fix the car? get a different car? go down to one car? (that one's probably not going to happen)...

But I've spent a bit of time online today, looking at cars, and I'm reminded of something: I love shopping for cars!

Here are the criteria: relatively cheap, high mpg, not too old, not too high mileage, manual transmission, MUST HAVE FOUR DOORS ('cause we'll have three kids, and all...), and the color can't offend my husband.

What car would you buy right now if you were in the market for one?

We're leaning toward a Ford Focus.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Here's what I think of when I think of Ford Focus. Once, a long time ago when we had cable we were clicking channels and stopped on the spanish channel where there was a game show. The announcer was speaking very fast in spanish except for the words: Ford Focus. So it was like: SIEORhwieuydfhkfjgnkjftafuadyfwe9r yadfghasdklfgweoirfgaidfugbsi Ford Focus.

hilaryhenry1213@yahoo.com said...

Get a Volkswagen Rabbit-they come in four door, and they're really zippy-esp. the manual transmission ones! Jettas are great too....

bethany said...

make note of what you find because my precious little vehicle is not long for this world. i may be too heartbroken to search for another one... especially one with manual transmission.