What a Bore

Charlie and I went out looking at new cars.

I've narrowed the search down to hatchbacks -- like my dear Mazda 3 named Betty.
I’ve narrowed the search down to hatchbacks — like my dear Mazda 3 named Betty.

What a bore.

Our first pick was a Ford Focus.
Our first pick was a Ford Focus.

The salesman (actually not much more than a boy) quoted us a ridiculously low price that was totally fictitious.

Charlie liked the blue car; my favorite was "Magnetic".
Charlie liked the blue car; my favorite was “Magnetic”.

This kid thought he could corner me (us) with typical car salesman tactics.  I’m older and wiser and I can always walk away from a shady deal.

Before I stopped shopping, I noted a preference for a light colored interior.
Before I stopped shopping, I noted a preference for a light colored interior.

I still haven’t decided whether to get my car fixed (new engine) or buy a new car or buy a used car.

What item do you hate purchasing?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “What a Bore”

  1. I hate shopping for vehicles. I don’t like the pricing scheme and homework required to get a good deal. The only car I know pricing for is the Geo Metro; which I could buy used for $1,500 – $2,500 cash, drive ’til it died (18-24 mos. or so later), then get another. They don’t make Metros anymore. My wife is getting a Co. car so now we’re discussing turning in our 2001 RAV 4 & 2006 Corolla for a “man-ly” vehicle that’ll haul lumber, sheets of plywood, and antique furniture (though the RAV 4 does okay…to a point).

  2. Purchasing anything expensive gives me great anxiety, cars, roofs, windows, tankless hot water heater. Having purchased all of these in the past four years, it is amazing that I am not in worse shape.

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