A couple of weeks ago Erin traded her car in for a new one. She had recently been forced to replace a front wheel bearing at no small cost and one of the rear ones had become quite noisy. Since she has an hour commute both ways, it's vital she has a good vehicle. Great little car, Subaru Legacy, small, but not too small and with an endless array of electronic features. The husband went with her to test drive the car and honestly I think he caught new car fever. By the next week he was car shopping. Admittedly the Jeep is 10 years old and my Hyundai even older but no major issues with either one. I really couldn't see a reason for a brand new one, so when he asked what I thought, I opted out of the process and agreed to only say whether or not I liked the car when he chose one. Next day here he comes driving one much like Erin bought, but in a gorgeous blue. I took it for a spin and it drove like a dream. So, now we have a new car. Plus we have 2 other vehicles because he kept the jeep for pulling the trailer and off road stuff. I feel rather decadent about that.
Yesterday was Wednesday lunch and my first time driving her by myself and yikes, it started snowing and omg it was as they say, slicker than snot. Cars were skidding everywhere and I'm thinking, holy crap, please do not let me wreck this baby on my first run. But she held her own, that all wheel drive kicked in and I had no problems.
Additionally, I love the way my iPod interfaces and you can Bluetooth your phone so that calls and texts show up on the dash. With 37 miles to the gal, it's economical too. And so much smoother on the gravel than our SUVS. Maybe we're not too old to have a cool new car after all. The husband gets props on this one.