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Did you ever buy the expensive new car you were looking into? Why or why not?
I most certainly did. It cost (after taxes) over $100,000.
Okay. It’s okay.
Take a breath…
(My partner hyperventilated at the final price tag, then insisted on calculating every upgrade I took down to the penny…)
I love it.
I know you can’t love THINGS, but … this car has changed my mood considerably.
Driving is no longer a chore, I never have to worry now if my car will suddenly conk out on the side of the road..
… then it has HEATED SEATS, proper sound systems, a built-in GPS, and it is so.. dang.. freaking.. pleasurable to drive.
I don’t even have to wear a coat in the car. I have heat. Real heat, everyone… *sobs tears of joy*
The last time I drove my old car, I didn’t get any heat in it, and it only sort of started up when I arrived at my destination half an hour later. I shivered the whole time with gloves and earmuffs on. #ForReal
I see driving as a happy thing now, not an unhappy one.
I also think this is vain to say, but I am also no longer sad or embarrassed to step out of my car.
My old cars were … wrecks. They were wrecked LEMONS.
The ONLY TINY LITTLE THING… is that people give me looks. Like “...you’re how old, and you’re driving such an expensive car!?”
I feel uncomfortable and yet oddly proud that I (at my age) can afford such a car, so it’s a mixed bag of feelings to be honest. I know it costs more than what people make in a year, let alone 3 years, in ONE CONSUMER PURCHASE, but …. I’m happy.
I enjoy it. That’s all that matters to me right now. And my partner after he got over breathing into a paper bag over the sticker shock, he loves driving it too.
He looks forward to errands now so he can take the car. LOL…