Sunday, March 21, 2010

Al Gore Approved

I bought this yesterday.  My truck is 12 years old, so it was time.

I haven't had a car payment in about nine years, and I am not looking forward to having one now. But I am looking forward to having a car that's a little more modern than my truck. When I bought the truck, the FM cassette deck was the pinnacle of its technology. It didn't even have electric windows.

In a perfect world the new car would have been a Porsche, BMW or Mercedes. Something fun and fast. But we don't live in a perfect world. I drive a long distance to work every day, which is a.) expensive and b.) hard on the environment. I went with a car that minimizes both problems.

It's not much to look at on the outside, but it is a very sophisticated vehicle on the inside. Lots of toys and gadgets to play with. I love having all my music on a USB flash drive and just plugging it in (bye, bye CDs!). The Bluetooth is cool, as are the voice commands, navigation, backup camera . . . it's a lot to take in.

Hopefully it lasts a long time and I am not seen on the freeway with a runaway vehicle, frantically trying to get it to stop.



  1. OK, I get the desire for good fuel economy, etc., but a Prius? Isn't that what Jose drives (like a maniac, I might add)?

    No Golf TDI? You're killing me...

    Congrats, by the way!

  2. I know, I know. I've been getting my share of ridicule. Still, I stand by my decision. It's just a commuter. The NEXT car will be something long, low and luxurious.