Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The truth always comes out

  I know that you’re going to think I’m very spoiled by what I’m about to share with you. Well, the truth is I am spoiled, so I might as well just come out with it: I get a new car every two years. Believe it or not it isn’t because my poor driving ends up totaling all my cars in that time frame either. It’s because my husband leases my cars. He probably sees it as betting against the damage I’ll eventually cause or something. 
Since 2001, I’ve had a Hyundai Tiburon (loved until I saw one crinkled on the highway), Toyota Rav4 (lemon), Nissan Murano (horrible blind spot), Cadillac SRX (liked, but caddies are a little too uppity for me), and my Volvo XC90 (I would marry this car). If you’ll notice I never have gotten the same model or make. Until now. When my lease was nearing an end, I couldn’t think of anything I didn’t like about my car. Nor could I think of a car I’d rather have, well after Drew told me the Bentley was a definite “no” that is. Factor in all of Volvo’s safety innovations—which I clearly need—and it was pretty much a done deal.
After noting that I put less than 10,000 miles on my car in two years, Drew decided to go ahead and buy this one for me. Watch, now I will total the sucker. Anyway, since, I don’t ever test drive a car (another hazard of being a horrid driver) and I don’t really enjoy sitting for hours in the dealership listening to people talking about APR, MPGs and MSRPs (who does?), I let Drew go alone to trade in my car for the newer model. 
He came home with this:
Pretty huh? I took the picture in the garage because I needed a dark environment for comparison purposes. Why you ask? Well, because my husband bought me the Volvo XC90 Twilight Edition. 
Here we are out on a beautiful sunny day. 016
What? You can’t see it? Well let me get a little closer then. How about this:
See, my car has little golden flecks that sparkle in the sun, just like Edward Cullen. I knew the man secretly enjoyed watching those movies with me, and now I have hard proof. You are so busted Drew.


  1. Anonymous2:12 PM

    NICE!!!! Can we clone Andy?

  2. Yvonne2:41 PM

    As long as I can remember, my parents have always driven Volvos too. They've had 3 so far. (My mom totaled one and then the others were just trade-ins.)

    But enjoy your spiffy new 'Twilight Edition'. :-)

  3. Mandy, you can certainly try to clone him. What do you need--a hair, some saliva? Just let me know. lol

    Yvonne, I really do love my Volvo. It rides so much smoother than any other make of car I've had. I think it just suits me. So obviously, I think your parents have great taste, but we already knew that didn't we?