Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Help name the new car

Tomorrow I pick up my new car, a Saturn Aura. I didn’t get the SUV that I really wanted but I did get another Saturn. The dealership couldn’t make the payments work out on the Vue but they could make them work on the Aura. The Aura gets 22 in the city and 30 on the highway. Chris has always loved the Aura and since gas doesn’t seem to be going down I decided that I would take one for the team and get a car. But, I told Chris that eventually I want another SUV. I love driving SUVs, they make me feel safer. I know it’s all just a mental thing with me because I have had so many car accidents. But, I haven’t had a car accident since driving the Vue.

So, since we are getting another car I have to come up with a new name to name it. You might be thinking that it is strange that I would want to name a car, but I have named all of the cars that I have ever owned. The first one was a 91 Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra named Arnold. I had two car accidents in Arnold and after the second one he went to the big salvage yard in the sky. So, then my parents bought me a 99 Saturn SL1, which I named Arnold the 2nd. I loved that car and would have loved to keep it but I traded that in for a 2002 Honda Civic EX which was named Jefferson. Jefferson was an evil car that we had many problems with. I won’t bore you with all of the problems but we traded that car in for my current car which is a 2005 Saturn Vue named Kenneth. There have only been two cars that I have really loved Arnold the 2nd and Kenneth. When I traded Arnold the 2nd in I cried and I have a feeling that tomorrow will be the same way. I would love to keep Kenneth longer but gas is killing us.

Chris says that I get to emotionally attached to cars, but I know several other people out there that get attached to their cars too. So, if you have any good car names you would like to suggest leave us a comment and let us know.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Are your pocket's empty

I know that everyone must be feeling the prices of high gasoline costs. We are feeling those prices as well and since I drive a gas guzzling SUV Chris and I have decided to look for another SUV that gets better gas mileage. I know you must be thinking why don't we just get a car with better gas mileage, well I feel more comfortable and safer driving a SUV. I have been in several car accidents and my last car accident the driver didn't see me. So, after doing tons of research we have narrowed the field of SUVs down to two. The Honda CR-Vand the Saturn VUE.
They are both comparable in price and in gas mileage. We are going to go back Wednesday so I can test drive them again. I currently own a 2005 Saturn Vue, which I absolutely love and would love to keep Kenneth, yes, that is his name. But, I average 15 miles to the gallon which is really bad. Both of the SUVs that we are looking at get 20 in the city and 26 on the highway, which is a lot better than what I get now. I would love to get another Saturn because I have never had any problems with mine and I love the service and the people there. But we are still debating and mulling it over and we will let everyone know what we decide on later.