Monday, May 7, 2012

Car Shopping

Dear Friends, I am shopping for a different  means of transportation.  There is really nothing wrong with my 2003 Suburban but the Rancher thinks it is time for ME to have something new to drive.  He has bought 2  pickups (that is trucks to you city folks), 2 tractors and a worn out Isuzu since I have had anything new.  Anyhow, I have been looking around.  

I am appalled that what I want to have cost so much.  Only 10 years ago (well almost)  I bought my lovely 8 passenger gas guzzler for a fair amount of money.  The past week I have been looking at 5 passenger fuel efficient cars that cost  1 and a half times what my old car did. I don't know what to do. A new suburban gets right up there to buying a half of a house.  I do spend a lot of time in my auto but not enough to take up residence.

I love my old car.  It is my truck,  It is comfortable There are no dents in it.  The paint is good and dad gum it, the radio still works.  Americas love affair with SUV's is something that I can relate to.  I love to sit up where I can see what is coming down the road. Recently my mother-in-law was riding with me and she didn't realize there were so many things beyond the fence along the highway.  Her little car sits right down there on the ground and you can't see a thing.

The new vehicles are beautiful, They have on star, Sirius  radio, sun roofs, back up camera, heated seats, yadadadadadaaa.  You get the picture.  Oh but listen they all, and I do mean all of them, have BLACK carpet.  Maybe the entire interior is black.  Some have accent colors but Black is somewhere throughout.  It is the new thing in the American Auto industry.  Well, anyhow at the product that I am looking at.  I live on a ranch on a dirt road and have a car port.  When I opened one of the doors to a car on the lot, the footprints on the floor looked terrible on that black. I wonder if mud, muck and whatever else comes from the boots of a cattle person would look like on that floor.  I have always preferred brown.  That is not a choice.  You can have it on the seats but I am not really concerned about them.

Well, I am going to look at the big city in the Texas Panhandle later this week.  That is where I bought my Suburban so many years ago.  Maybe they will have something that I will just fall in love with.  It will have to be just perfect, Something with a classy color.  Not RED...Red, makes me drive too fast.  Well, at least I think the Highway Patrolmen notice you more if you are driving red.  I see red cars pulled over more than any other color.  One of my daughters had a red car and it always made her drive too fast too.  

If you see me in a month or two and I am still driving my old Suburban, that will be okay.  I am rather fond of it and it only has 176,000+ miles on it.  It is just getting broke in and I found out it is not worth a thing to anyone but me.  


  1. Haha--nice excuse about the red color! Good luck on your search!

  2. You never drive too fast...At least not too fast for me! And I drove your TAN taurus even faster than my RED car.

    But you maybe didn't want to know that.