Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What the Heck Wednesday

Recently, I was car shopping.  I already had a fairly new car, a 2011 Honda Pilot.  It's a nice car, but I wasn't really happy with it.  Nor was I happy with the large car payment we were paying.  So, in an effort to find a vehicle I was happier with and reduce our car payment, I went shopping. 
I had determined my budget for my new car, and I was actually able to find something within my budget.  It's actually newer and nicer than what I had, and guess what?  It's a mini van.  **GASP**   I know, I know - I'm officially old, and I"m sure I just lost a few cool points.  But, this vehicle is a 2012 and is truly nicer than what I had.  It rides better, has more bells and whistles and, AND I was able to reduce both my car payment and my auto insurance premium.  So, win/win!

All of this research and car shopping made me wonder what kind of vehicular craziness is out there.  Man, did I hit the jackpot.  Trust me, those I'm featuring are actually some of the tamer things I found.  Let's take a look, shall we?

Bless, his heart.... this guy wanted to do his part for the environment, reduce his carbon footprint, etc., but he had to ratchet up the coolness factor some how.  I understand that.  There is no way I could drive a Smart Car.  They are too small, I wouldn't feel safe.  I'd feel like I was driving a go cart in rush hour traffic.  I can't imagine anyone walking away from an accident if they're driving this thing.  I need something more substantial.  Oh, and cool!
I wonder how many gallons to the mile this car gets?  This thing looks like a party barge on wheels.  We have always called those huge, older cars land yachts.

Speaking of land yachts....
The floppy four door.
There's a Crown Victoria around here that's jacked up almost as high as this Buick.  How do they get in that thing?  Is there a rope ladder they roll down when they open the car door?
This must be a hoarder's hoopdee.  What do they do when it rains?
This is extremely creative and equally creepy.  Hope it moves faster than a turtle.

Get your motor running, head out on the highway....  This is pretty awesome!  The wind in your face as if you're riding a motorcycle, but the comfort of a couch and shade from the sun.  Plus, when you get tired, just pull over anywhere.  Oh, and you don't have to remember that pesky kick stand or to put your feet down at stop light. 
Okay, this is just creepy.  It reminds me of some sort of nasty bug that would give me the heebie jeebies.  **shudder**
Wooooooo!  PIG!  Soooie!  Razorbacks!  Sorry.  You know I had to do it. 
Live in a seedy part of town?  Beat the graffiti artists to it, and tag your car yourself.  Better yet, need a new paint job?  Contact a graffiti artist and let them have at it.  Free paint job, baby!!

Well, that's it for today folks.

Happy Hump Day, ya'll!