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?


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.