Lately, we've been thinking a little more about replacing the beloved Subaru. Her latest collapse a few weeks ago was yet another reminder that maybe we should just put her out of her misery. I've turned my thoughts halfheartedly into thinking about a replacement.
In another life, I might not even own a car. But that's just impractical with kids and all. Still, I try to drive as little as possible. Magnum and I are usually on the same page regarding our vehicle preferences. Functionality, reliability, and economy are priorities.
Every day, I'm out at my crosswalk, checking out the different cars going by. It's like a parade, just for me, but nothing has perked me up. I sigh and think, welp, we can just get another Subaru, for lack of any other inspiration.
Last night, Magnum and I were taking an old folk's walk (pedometer love!) and started talking cars. We narrowed our options down to makes we would consider, but that's as far as we got. Until...
He started criticizing a certain model. While criticizing this model, he brought up attributes I was unaware of, as in, "ALTHOUGH it was designed for outdoorsy people... DESPITE it's favorable reviews... I ACKNOWLEDGE it's got nice cargo capacity..."
As I was listening, I'm thinking, "I want one of those!"
Bottom line for Magnum? He doesn't like how it looks.
What? Since when do LOOKS matter to him?? (don't answer)
All curious, I started researching the ugly things this morning.
I looked into our finances and the trade-in value of the Subaru. I found some used ugly things in our price range around town and beyond. I checked with my friend Cuckoo (really, that's his name) who sells cars in the next town over. Sadly, Cuckoo doesn't currently have a suitable ugly thing. He could probably find us one, though.
I want one of those ugly things. Or at least I want to go drive a few ugly things. I phoned a local salesman whose got an ugly thing on his lot. We'll probably visit him and the ugly thing tomorrow.
Has my Asperger man learned reverse psychology?
Nah... too bad. He must really think they're ugly