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When Will I Grow Up?

July 14, 2010
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I just did a little car shopping. Up until this point in my life, finding a car has been WAY easier than it has this last month. Maybe I just have way more requirements for my vehicle, but I can’t find anything I really like. Plus, I feel absolutely overwhelmed by the vast amount of choices. How does anyone ever pick a car?

The whole thing makes me feel 14. Of course, that could be just becuse my mom has been driving me around for the last month.

I don’t know what car to get. I don’t know how to go about getting aloan or anything else in this process. Of course i’ve done all of this before — but not for YEARS!

Well, I kind of have a crush on a little Chevy Aveo right now, but it doesn’t get around great in the snow. Of course, I learned last year that I can get to work just fine in a blizzard, so the lack of snowy mobility may be a moot point. And, if I can wait until September to buy the Aveo I can get it for a really good deal.

So, maybe I will still be walking for the rest of the summer. Which, I don’t mind during the week, but on the weekends it really is a hassle to be trapped within walking distance of my apartment. It messes with my entire routine! I can’t go to Borders, I can’t go to IHOP or Applebees to eat and write. I also can’t get to my Chiropractor appointments or to my counsellor on foot.

I might have a bike that a friend will let me borrow. Ah, hell — does anyone have an extra car they want to loan me for a few months?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. David C permalink
    July 14, 2010 8:36 pm

    Generally you just have to go with your gut. Get something pre-owned/used/pre-loved/whatever. Check consumer reports about the car… a small suggestion: Toyota Corolla. Quiet and smoothest cars ever.

    Oh, and a front wheel drive car with snow tires should get you just about anywhere. Short of that, take a look at a Subaru (full-time all wheel drive).

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    • July 15, 2010 8:23 am

      I had another friend suggest a Toyota Corolla too — they are expensive and very hard to find used, but not all used up. I promise to look into that model. All of my friends who have Subarus love them too…I guess I could check those out. Also a bit out of my price range I think, but I’ll check.

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  2. Daniel permalink
    July 30, 2010 4:23 pm

    *Kick* the tires. It worked in the older days. 😉

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