Sunday, September 8, 2013

I Want A New Car!

I've recently developed an interest in cars.  Used to I figured they were all the same, except in looks, and it didn't matter what I had.
Thanks to the show Top Gear and my boyfriend, I now know, this is not the case.

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus.  It has almost 90,000 miles on it, and has remained mostly unused for the past few years.  Since I moved to California, it's basically sat in a lot and been driven a few feet every so often so the battery doesn't die.  I know to do this now, because the battery did die completely on me a couple of years ago and my boyfriend replaced it, because he's nice like that.

(Here is what a new 2014 Taurus looks like....it's a different somewhat even from the 2013 version, the 2013 Taurus looked a lot like my car, except shiny.  I guess this year they decided to modernize it, finally.)

My car still runs...but questionably so.  It makes a horrible squeaking noise and it doesn't want to accelerate sometimes.

Since I have recently acquired a long commute, I actually do need a car of my own that can make the drive regularly.  

But, I want a new car too, because, for one, the Taurus is INSANELY long, and therefor, very difficult to park.  I have to take a lot of turns very wide, like you would in a 4 wheel drive truck.

Plus, let's face it, it's not a very pretty car, really.  It's a rather bulky, "boat" car.
This one is even the same color as mine! Except it's not covered in bird shit and tree sap.

Now, if I'm honest with myself, I can't really AFFORD new car.  Well, OK so I can at the moment, but as soon as my contract runs out at work (I'm a temp) I am screwed and can't afford a car.
If I get a job closer to home, it will probably be a retail job which means I'll be making a very small amount, so right NOW I could afford a "nice" car, but later I may not be able too.

So what I'm looking at is a Kia Rio or a Honda Civic Coupe.  I would LOVE to get a Honda Civic Hybrid or a Honda CR-Z because I hate getting gas, I hate global warming, I hate hurting the environment and all the little (and big) animals in it.  I HATE IT!  So I would absolutely love, a hybrid...or, better yet, an electric car!  But I think the hybrids may be a bit out of my reach.

I'm hoping to be able to make a post in the future with all cars I wish I could afford.  There are some ridiculously expensive cars out there.
But one can dream....can't they?

Lamborghini Aventador
Awesome, isn't it?
 







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