Saturday, June 24, 2006

Car shopping

It used to be such an adventure to get a new car. Now it seems like a chore, and with different ideas about what we wanted, it seemed more like pain than pleasure. It is hard to get really excited about spending more as much for a car as I did for the first house I owned.

After much back and forth, we drove to Petaluma today to test drive a Toyota Camry Hybrid. I'm all over the idea of hybrids, but Mike was so-so and he definitely hated the Toyota Prius, so that was a no-go from the get-go. He was worried, and rightly so, that the performance would be sluggish and our Toyota Tacoma already fills that need for us we didn't need more of that.

The model in stock was the most amazingly gross shade of green I've ever seen in my life, so that was out of the question. We liked the darker grey, but as the managers wife had been waiting over 2 months for one, we ordered the dark grey with the lighter grey/sliver as number two. It should be here in ........3 to 6 weeks.

With an estimated mileage of 38 city and 40 highway, I can hardly wait. I'll wave as I cruise by the gas stations. That would be a one fingered wave to all the gas hogging SUV drivers out there.