My new car

My new car

Originally uploaded by Allen Gathman.

After Sophie wrecked her Escort, we needed another car in our household. When I was visiting Ralph and Gerry in Louisiana, I mentioned this, and Ralph pointed out that they needed to sell the Z3. I laughed, but when I heard the price, I started thinking about it. After all, I mostly just drive myself and a few groceries. This car gets around 30 mpg, it’s fun, and it’s in perfect condition.

I have to say I surprised myself. I’ve always claimed to have no interest in cars other than that they get you to the place you want to go. Given an actual opportunity to have a really nice car, though, I was excited. So here I am, driving a car that everyone says is totally not me. Fun, though.

6 Responses to “My new car”

  1. kicking_k says:


    No, I would not have picked that out as a car you would buy, but why not?

  2. Reno says:

    It’s totally you. And if it’s not totally you, I bet Binnielula would be willing to let it be totally her.

    A couple of years ago I wouldn’t have understood the attraction of this car, but my friend Cameron has one and I got to ride in it a lot before he (and it) moved to Hawaii. OMG was it fun. Congratulations!

  3. Laura says:

    Where does the bike rack go??

  4. Allen says:

    I haven’t actually put it on yet, but it should go on the trunk just as it does on any car. I don’t think there will be a problem. Except maybe the car will do a wheelie if I put two bikes on the back.

  5. reid says:

    mid-life crisis?

  6. Allen says:

    Reid — You bet. Robin says I can’t have a blonde, though.

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