Wednesday, March 12, 2008

the anti-van

So, what do you think about this little number?




And what if I told you it was only driven by a 95-year-old man? I don't even think he drove to church, just to visit his daughter.....where he apparently ran into a pole on her driveway....
which resulted in this little ditty being significantly below blue book...
I'd love to hear your honest opinion, but before you tell me I just want you to keep in mind that though it looks like a golf ball or a car from the Jetson's, it also gets 40mpg. That's right. Bring on the $4.00 gas baby (well, not really but at least we could survive if it gets to that).
And goodbye minivan. At least for two more years. Guess I better not have any more kids between now and then; luckily though if I do I probably wouldn't leave the house anyway, plus Gwen would be in a booster by then so really.....I could have another kid and still be okay. And before you start freakin' your freak, this will be Blaine's car, not mine. So the brood and I will not be cramped in its small quarters, we will be living the high life in the Accord.
Good buy spontaneously combustable Cirrus. It was nice while it lasted. (For those who are curious, it lasted seven years (and three before me!) and 175,000 miles (only 90K from me). It took us to Oregon and back, Minnesota and back, and from Provo to SLC over a billion times. It was good while it lasted, but I just couldn't stand the thought of it catching on fire with my precious cargo in back.

10 comments:

Kristi said...

I just want to make it known that I did notice that I accidentally typed "good buy" instead of "goodbye" but I think it is too funny to change because it just goes to show how this car hunt has altered my brain.

Zerobytes said...

LoL - I thought I'd be a nice cousin and not point it out :) I dig the car - very hip. Blaine will look like the Dad of the new millenium in that bad boy! and 40 mpg!!!! Who cares how it looks :D Is there more space in there than a spacious sedan? I think your anti-van is perf! Good buy I say.

Gretchen said...

Awesome! That's exactly the kind of car M wants to get for his commuter car when our current sedan kicks the bucket. YAY for you guys! And getting to drive an Accord is nothing to scoff at.

Gretchen said...

But wait! Where does the "miracle mist" fit in?

Sheyenne said...

95 year old man? Yes please. 40 mpg? Yes please.

marisa said...

yup, it looks like a golf ball, but you can't beat the gas mileage!!!

marisa said...

oh, and I tagged you. Go to my blog to get your instructions.

Melissa Ash said...

Umm... 40 mpg? Bring it on!! I think it is kinda cute!

Joe Speredon said...

It's a perfect size car for you. Can you imagine me in that thing?

kateworthi said...

Love those. I do think they're cute. Very good choice. And I just LOVE when cars haev been previously owned by old people. It's even better for that.