The bite from Newvehiclius Wannabuyibus.
Seraphim and I are looking to trade in our 2004 Honda Element (a/k/a "The PMT" - [P]sychedelic [M]ilk [T]ruck) for something with a little bit better gas mileage. Searching around the various car websites has gotten us hooked.
Dammit, that's the psychology of it all, ain't it?? "New Car Fever." Once you start thinking about some new wheels, it gets under the skin and suddenly what one is driving now appears, well, dull as dirt.
Saturday we're going to trek north of the river to what has become "The New River Auto Mall" -- a bunch of car dealerships which have sprouted like mushrooms along US-278 near Hardeeville, S.C. We're looking for a smaller SUV - again, like the Element, only with a few more miles to the gas tank and a better backseat. My son -- if it isn't official now, it'll be soon enough -- is going to be taller than I am. Nettiemac and Bolivar, you two have ridden in the back of The PMT™ ... you know how cramped it is for anyone taller than, say, Danny DeVito.
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Ciao for niao.
--Talmadge "Honda ... Toyota .... or ..... hmmmmm?" Gleck
6 days ago