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Baby you can drive my car

fit for the king & me... MJ's new(er) wheels

I bought a new(er) vehicle yesterday. Me!

The gal who keeps her vehicles for-ever to the ever.

My current wheels?  An 8-year-old Chevy SUV with 59,000 miles banked.

That’s right, lovies. I only have 9 – count ’em – 9 miles to the office :).

I travel, on average, about an extra thousand miles for work related “stuff” annually.

The only reason I’m buying “new(er)” now is because the kid needs wheels (and has the $$ saved to buy mine).

So … rather than find him a vehicle with a history unknown, we’ve made this one available at a most reasonable cost.

Which meant new(er) car shoppin’ for me – Whee!

I spent hours sleuthing the internet. I became best friends with Edmunds and KBB, and, oh I knew what I was after: 4 wheel drive, decent gas mileage, low miles and what else .. a rocking sound system!

I took a few new(er) vehicles for a spin.  Like Goldilocks, some were too big, some were too small .. but this one?   This one was just right.

It handles great. Has low miles. Looks snazzy. Comes with 4×4 capability to navigate our heavy Michigan snow.  Gets good gas mileage. No scratches, dents or accidents.

What, you may ask, was my personal test?

        Heh heh … Let’s see how he sounds in here……. Hooah!

Me and Elvis are picking ‘er up tonight….  Thank yew very much. 🙂

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14 thoughts on “Baby you can drive my car

  1. Congrats! That’s very wise to sell your vehicle to your son – like you said, you know the history of yours! I’m sure he’ll be a proud owner.
    Love your new wheels – burgundy or red?

  2. Thank you and yes, that’s what we were thinking. Plus it’s got 4×4 capability, too and he’ll need that to get out & about here.

    The color is kind of a toss up between burgundy & red. I’m not a fan of red per se, I own no red clothes I realized, so the color wasn’t my first choice .. but in used vehicles, you take what you can get and this had everything else I wanted. Fun stuff!! 🙂 MJ

  3. Only 59,000 miles? Wow! You do have a short commute. My Passat station wagon, yep, I bought it with my grandson in mind and I load my teaching gear in the bed has just over 90,000. What can I say? We live in TX where everything is far away.

    • I can relate to you on that, Georgette. In SK, where I grew up, everything is measured in hours. “Oh it’s only an hour away,” is a happy answer to a question about shopping. University was a 3 hour ride, etc. We’re well situated in Grand Rapids and, thankfully, close to pretty much everything I want to do. I bought the 4 doors with grandkids (and other passengers) in mind, too. The reality? Most of the time I’m in it by myself, singing my face off 🙂 MJ

  4. Enjoy the new wheels…and the king.

  5. Are you sitting down? No? Please. Sit down.
    My husband’s 1992 Ford Explorer…. has… well, you guess. How many miles do you think he has on his car? Go ahead. You guess, while I listen to Elvis sing one of my favorite songs. (I never tire of this song.)
    Did you guess? Well … over 300,000. Really.
    And mine? A 2001 Subaru Forester …. just over 150,000.
    Congrats on your new(er) ride, MJ! Looks sharp! Cheers!

    • That’s awesome Lenore :). I take care of my vehicles, too, and put over 150K on a 89 Honda Civic while living in CT and TX. (Great wheels). I am excited about my new(er) ride. Cheers! MJ

  6. Don’t you just love a new ride? It makes all the difference in our “attitudes” towards the day and wherever it takes us. I love the color. I bought a red crew cab Silverado for myself, but a few months later our kids vehicle died and after some shuffling…my bride has my wonderful truck and I drive a 10 cyclinder farm truck beast I bought off my Dad. Rides like an empty wagon. Drinks gas like it’s going out of style…but when the accelators floored…it’ll give any BMW a run for it’s money on the interstate (not that I tried….more than a few times) Have fun and crank up the tunes!

    • hee hee .. loved the visual of you stomping on the gas out on the I-State. “Eat my dust .. burn my rubber..” (Christmas Vacation).

      Good on you to give up the luxury new wheels for the bride :).

      Cheers! MJ

  7. Congratulations on a fun new vehicle! Always great to get a new ride, and music…no car is complete without a great sound system! Isn’t it great to have kids to pass things to?

    Enjoy!

    Sheila

  8. NICE wheels! Congratulations! And of course, any vehicle has to be able to pump out the tunes. I bet the King sounds great in your new(er) vehicle.

    • Indeed he does… Thanks for your kind words, Terri. I’m sure that riding around in it is going to be fun. And the kid already cleaned all my junk out of the “old” vehicle and happily cleaned it! That’s never happened before 🙂 MJ

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