Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Automotive Stuff = Yucky

My car lease is up in a couple months, and I'm absolutely dreading the whole process of turning my car in and finding a new one. On my list of things I will put off forever if possible, this ranks up there with:
  • figuring out how to upgrade or fix anything on my computer
  • getting blood drawn
  • assembling anything from Ikea
  • having somebody paint a portrait of my ass
  • being attacked by killer mosquitos
All things automotive just turn me off. If there were ever a good use of pixie dust, it would be to make my old car disappear and park a new one right in front of my house. Part of the problem is, I really like my car and I don't want to part with it. But I also know I'd probably drive it for the next 30 years if nothing forced me to get a new one.

So many decisions:
  • cool or practical
  • hybrid or regular gas
  • lease or buy
  • new or a 1-year old
  • make/model
My only real requirements are: 4 wheels, 4 doors, a salesman who doesn't treat me like a bimbo (just because I'm disinterested doesn't mean I'm stupid), and voice activated everything with bluetooth.

Is that so much to ask for?

4 comments:

Kelly said...

Cool ('cause you is)

Gas (don't get me started)

Buy (you decide when you get rid of it)

1 year (depreciation baby)

dunno (all I care about with cars is that they have four doors, a stereo, and an air conditioner. Other than that, they all look the same

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

This is interesting, as having a portrait painted of my ass ranks right up there as one of my FAVORITE things.

I'm in the same position as you, looking for a new car. We've tossed around a myriad of ideas as well. My boring choice will probably be a newer model of what I have right now.

Not the sexiest or environmentally friendly choice out there, but reliable. And that is number 1 for me. I've already been mentioned on the traffic report once in my lifetime - that was quite enough.

Los said...

I would also look into getting HD radio as well as a jack to put in an IPod ... I wish I would've done that with my car ... sigh!

Check out Edmonds.com - you can start putting in needs, and getting reports back on cars ... it is very enlightening.

kristin Burke said...

VW Diesel ! great Mpg & easy to drive! You know we love ours. Clean Diesel has 20% less harmful emissions than gas too.