October 23, 2006

Go Speedy, Go!

The cute lil red neon is no more. I was fed up with listening for new noises and spending more to fix the parts that made those noises than the car was worth.

I wasn't too choosy. I couldn't afford to be...bad credit (college credit cards did me in) and the necessity for a lower monthly payment limited my options...BUT...I think I did fairly well. I knew my stuff going in and inspired a "grandfatherly" reaction in the sales guy. I didn't get screwed over at all. I'm impressed with me on that one. The only complaint I have is that it is an automatic. I'd rather have a manual transmission. I'll survive.

This is what I now own: 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer




I'm torn between two names...cars must have names, it's like calling a child "kid" because you can't think of anything better - not cool. I'm thinking Speedy...as in Speed Racer, but for some reason my love of Bowie keeps screaming Ziggy...as in Ziggy Stardust. Whaddya think? Any better names?

5 comments:

Bridget said...

That is an adorable car. Also, I'm useless for names. But yay for cars!

Big Gay Jim said...

It's so...black. Name it Linus! ;) Though he'd also be thrilled with Ziggy. Kitt? ;)

Mandy said...

I think I'll stick with Ziggy...

Kit was my first thought too....but that implies I'm Hasslehoff. I'm not ok with that. *shudder*

La Petite Fleur (AKA Tessa) said...

bad hasselhoff, no tanning oil

i like ziggy... it looks like a ziggy car... a ziggy car that could drive to elko to visit me =)

His Sinfulness said...

I heartily endorse all Bowie references - Ziggy is a great name. Of course you could be more obscure - call it Jareth...