You don’t buy a new car every year. Nevertheless, they are a Must-have like the best trend every season. Is a car saying something about your personal style? Is a new car like a new It dress? Read what happend to our old car, what I look for in a new car and my motor fashion style.
- A new car after 17.5 years
- All that was wrong, was a little piece of plastic
- The criteria for the new car
- He got my motor fashion style right
- Wrapping Up My Motor Fashion Style
- Welcome to the 176th Top of the World Style linkup party
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A new car after 17.5 years
After having our 2001 Ford Escape for now more than 17 years, we bought a new car. The old one lately had some issues. I wrote about how I “parked” non-voluntarily in front of the traffic lights a summer ago on date night. Today I laugh about pushing the car in high heels. But back then, well read it…
All that was wrong, was a little piece of plastic
Upon coming to Alaska we mastered the challenge to buy a new car without having any credit reports and bought this Ford Escape. In the first winter, a little piece of plastic had broken due to the -40 below temperatures. As a consequence, the car only drove backwards, no matter which gear you put in.
Well more than 16 years after that repair, the little piece of plastic broke again when my hubby wanted to pick me up from the airport after I had been in New Orleans this summer. The car again just drove backwards. We had to rent a car during tourist season for more than two weeks. There was a holiday weekend and it took forever to ship this little piece of plastic to Alaska. The entire issue set our credit card back $2500. Thus, my hubby decided that we need a new car.
The criteria for the new car
Gerhard wanted to know what I want in a car. Well, here are my answers:
- The car can have any color as long as it is red.
- It must have a manual shift. I mean were is the fun in driving without a stick?
- It must be a four-wheel drive so I won’t get stuck easily in the snow.
- I don’t want to get on my knees to climb in a car. It just would make the clothes dirty when it is wet or the clothes would gather snow when there is fresh snow in the parking lot.
- No hybride.
- Simple design.
- No automatic window lifters.
- Only two doors.
- Seats that rather feel like a chair than a sofa.
- Short, so it fits in the garage.
- A possibility to wrap the electrical cord around something so that I wouldn’t have to detach the cord from the car when taking it out from the plugin. For an explanation of the need for and what is a plugin see the linked post.
- The aerodynamic of a shoe box.
- No radiator grill that looks like a fish opening its mouth or like corrective teeth braces.
- Round and square lights are fine, but nothing that has a more complicated design.
- It should be a real macho like an Argentine Tango dancer.
Would you know what car to buy?
He got my motor fashion style right
In July, my hubby brought me to work to look what’s on the market. When he picked me up after work, he said that we have an appointment on Friday afternoon to make a pay-down for the transport of the new car. It would be shipped from Seattle to Anchorage and then come on a car transporter to Gene’s. Yes, the car dealer I couldn’t defeat when on Dancing with the Fairbanks Stars.
Well, after about six weeks of waiting time, the car finally arrived. It’s so fun to drive. And, yes … it’s a real macho. A Wrangler from Chrysler.
Nevertheless, we will keep the old car. It has done a great job over all those years. And we learned the hard way this summer that not having a backup is more expensive than paying the insurance for a second car.
Wrapping Up My Motor Fashion Style
We know red is tricky and can lead to the illusion of being heavier than you actually are. What do you think?
Cars have come a long way since Bertha Benz drove the first long distance in 1888. And you have to admit, it is much easier to get into a car with a pair of pants than with the long dresses of the Victorian era. The invention of the automobile changed women’s fashion!
Want to see other styling ideas for a pink jacket?
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