And if you read that with Gollum’s voice in your head, my job here is done. *grins*
I’ve been putting this off from nothing but sheer laziness. Southern Honey and I ended up buying the Civic hybrid we were looking at last week. In fact, in the words of one friend, we “ninja’d” the darned thing out from under the nose of another prospective buyer.
Last Monday we went to the dealership to take the car for a test drive since we hadn’t gotten behind the wheel yet. When we first pulled up, someone else had it out for a spin. However, the salesman assured us, she wasn’t in a position to purchase it yet since she was waiting on an insurance settlement. Long story short, we ended up signing the paperwork and driving it home that night.
So we have a new car in the family!
It is a funky-colored 2007 Civic hybrid with about 74,000 miles on it now. I’m not really sure what to call the exterior color, because it’s this weird cross between gold and stone. I like it, I’m just not sure what it is.
And a really neat set of displays on the dash:
It’s already started earning its keep — we filled it up over the weekend after putting about 200 miles on it. A whopping 4.4 gallons and a bill of less than $15. For a week’s worth of driving.
Even better, we’ve got a couple of long trips coming up for which it will be ideal. We’re going to the Queen City for our anniversary this weekend and then I’m going to Furtheropolis at the end of June for business. I have to take my car instead of one of our fleet cars because we have a wedding to attend that weekend, and I can’t take an agency car on a detour like that. Looks like the precious will be getting quite a workout.