Monday, June 3, 2013

Blog Challenge Day 2: About a Car

I don't know what's going on here, I have two comments on this post, but yet it's not showing up for me???   Ah well, we'll try again, with updates!

So I'm not really into cars so much, but it's on the challenge, so here goes!
What do you drive?  What is your dream car?

My first car was a silver 1992 Cutless Calais.  I was 19 when I bought it.  Yes, I didn't get a car, didn't learn to drive until I was 19. I bought the car from my dad's nephew for $800.  I had it an entire two months before the engine blew.

My second car was purchased a few months later. It was a white 1989 Ford LTD.  A steel BOAT basically.  It was a sturdy old thing, and that was good.  I roughed it up a bit, rear ending someone just days after I bought it (for $900) and later, hitting the barrier on the interstate because of the cars habit of fishtailing if I hit the brakes too hard.  I drove it for a few years before I sold it to my sister.  She drove it for a few years before the transmission crapped out.

I then bought my first car with a payment, a silver 2004 Chevy Malibu.  I got it in 2005, so to me it was NEW.  My dad was very briefly working at a car dealership (literally he worked there about 3 weeks) so he got me a decent deal.

While I was pregnant with Tyler, Adam got word that he had to start working out of his employers other location and that his hours were going to be 9-6.  That was an issue because we were carpooling the 20ish miles to the northside.  Since my hours were 8-5, this wasn't going to work.  At the time, we just had the one car.  So we bought our 2001 Ford Explorer out of necessity. 

A few more years later, Adam and I decided to get a family car, hoping to have a family soon.  We bought a black Pontiac Vibe (it's a crossover).  I can't remember what year it was. I really liked that car and it did okay for us after we had Tyler, for awhile.

When we were ready transition Tyler from his baby car set (the kind you carry around), we found out his new carseat (which I nicknamed carseatasaurus because it was so big) wouldn't fit rear facing in our Vibe.  So it was traded in for a Pontiac Montana van.

Last spring, while I was pregnant with AJ that van decided to blow it's engine :-P.  Apparently pregnancy equals car issues for me.  So we replaced it with our current van, a Honda Odyssey.  This is our family/weekend car and during the week my mom uses it to transport the kids.

During the week, I currently drive a blue 2008 Ford Focus.  It's a fairly new acquisition, and I really like it!  It's got several bells and whistles I haven't mastered yet, but it also gets much better gas mileage than my old Explorer and it's comfy and drives great so far!

What is my dream car...I don't really have one!  My knowledge of cars is pretty darn limited.  One time when I was younger I saw a red convertible--I have no clue what make it was--the paint was red, but sparkly!  I was a little smitten with that.  I'd want something with the fancy screen with back up camera (not my strong suit, would be helpful!), cell phone enabled, on board Pandora, fancy type stuff.  That's about as specific as I can get!
What's your dream car?  Leave it in the comments!

This is part of a June blog challenge started by Mommy Someday at Waiting for Baby. Pop over there and join in so I can learn these things about you! 


Jennifer Juniper said...

My dream car doesn't exist. I want a huge 3-row seating SUV that gets 100 MPG, and is in the $20,000 range! :)

KelBel said...

My dream car is a vintage VW beetle and to watch everyone play "Punch Buggy" as I drive by. :)