I like red. I especially like red cars. Red is a cheerful color. Have you noticed how many different colors of red there are…Fire Truck Red, Orange Red, Deep Red, Raspberry Red…
The Cruze was not red because the red one sold really fast so I settled for black…years ago I had a red Dodge Charger…oh how I loved that car. It was an 1982 I think. Brand new.
A week ago Far Guy test drove a different car…and he was sold on the vehicle almost immediately, but it was a charcoal color. The red car came into the dealership last Thursday. On Friday I took it for a drive and three hours later we left the black Cruze and brought the new red car home.
Chance was not real sure about this whole new car thing.
We put his car blanket in the back seat and he took his first ride.
Winterberry Red is the color.
It is the new Sunday car. It doesn’t get as good of gas mileage (only 28 - 32mpg) as the Cruze that almost always got better than 38 mpg, we only filled with gas every two months for the Cruze now I suppose we will have to buy gas once a month. We are not exactly big travelers.
All Wheel Drive should get us through the snow. The heated steering wheel and seats will be appreciated on really cold Minnesota winter days.
How cool is a back up camera? Yes the yard is a lake…it was 50F here yesterday.
Maddie asked “Why did you choose red?” Jennifer answered “ Duh…your Grandma loves red cars.”
Andrew asked How many brand new vehicles have you had over the years?
1973 Gremlin (White)
1978 Plymouth Horizon a special order with a special paint job (Black with yellow, orange and red trim on the bottom.)
1982 Dodge Charger (Red)
1986 Dodge Caravan (Silvery Light Blue)
1990 Geo Metro (Red)
1995 Nissan Pickup (Torquoise Green)
2017 Buick (Red)
The 2012 Cruze (Black) was not new it was either a rental or a program car. It had 18,000 miles on it when we bought it and had 52,000 miles on it when we traded it in.
The 2005 Chevy Tracker (Red) was also a program car, it had some miles on it when we bought it, it is a 4 X 4 and is it our everday vehicle that now has 152,000 miles. It has some rust…Minnesota roads are very salty.
Other vehicles that were not new. 1959 Desoto Station Wagon (Willow Green), 1966 Mercury or Dodge Caliente (White with a black vinyl top), 1968 GMC Pickup (Baby Blue), A 1963 Ford Cortina (We called it our English Ford and it was light green), 1974 Gremlin (Torquoise Blue), 1973 Ford Pickup (Black), 1984 Nissan Stanza (Tan), 1984 Ford Bronco II (Blue and White)…I drove the Bronco for 20 plus years…I still miss that vehicle.
So much for Car History. Far Guy says the best vehicle he ever had was the Nissan Stanza…he called it his office because he spent four hours a day in it commuting to and from work in Fargo.