Friday, January 11, 2008

Car Thing

On Monday Wendell almost missed my little sister's whole birthday party because of problems with his car. (He needed a new battery and cables.) Today, sitting in my driveway, we have a new car.

By new, of course, I mean new to us. It's a 1995 Civic Coup. The biggest perk is that it's automatic. When Wendell bought his '93 Accord he reminded me how infrequently I used his vehicle, so it would make no difference if it was manual, which I don't know how to drive.

Ever since I've needed his car on a couple dozen occasions and we've both cursed the car that I can't drive. So, wa-la. Just like that we have another car. To be honest, I've lost track of how many cars we've owned in just the (almost) 6 years that we've lived here. I guess this is what you get when your hubby works at a car dealership.

But this I can promise you, every single car--except one--was a smokin' good deal.


dh said...

Shucks, I'd rather lose count of the cars we've had during my marriage. We've moved so many times that I've lost count of how many places we've been in.

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Congratulations. I will admit that there are days when I miss my manual transmission.

Unknown said...

My hubby wished I would let him bring home EVERY good deal he came across. I can't tell you how many times he has called me in the middle of the day to tell me all about an "amazing deal on a great car." I am always having to talk him out of it, since the car in question never meets our family's needs. He is like a little boy trying to find good home for a puppy. It's pathetic!

Jenna Wood said...

Nicole, I forgot your hubby's in the car business too. I, too, have said NO to way more cars than I've said YES to.

Jennifer @ Fruit of My Hands said...

My mom's dad owned a dealership, and growing up they always had great cars, because he had to have a "demonstrator" to drive around town.

Congrats on the new car!

Laurie said...

I need Wendell to find me a great deal on a car! If things go like Ken is planning, we will be up there soon and in desperate need of another car...or two.

What is it about owning a new car anyways?