Welcome to Transformation Tuesdays!
Transformation seems to be a theme for me this year. I have a lot of plans this year that involve reinventing myself and my surroundings. I’ve decided to post my progress here every other Tuesday. I hope you enjoy my transformation theme posts.
About My Ride
For the last nine years, I’ve driven a silver 2001 Pontiac Sunfire GT stick, with a 2.4 L engine, a sunroof, mags, and Monsoon sound system. I love my car. I was a hot mama before I became a mama. I bought it off a co-worker in 2003 and never regretted it. I picked up her car payments half way through, definitely getting the better end of the deal. The engine had 55 000 km on it. It now stands at over 260 000.
In my Sunfire, I have cried, laughed, sung at the top of my lungs, cursed the traffic, daydreamed, made decisions, passed SUVs stuck on snowy hills (Thanks to my winter tires.), toted furniture, moved to Toronto, and filled it with camping gear. As all new parents, I considered getting a more practical ride but it wasn’t in the budget. So I drove my BabyGirl around in my muscle car. I swung the baby carrier into the back seat and scrunched myself in to attach it to the base after she was born. She has graduated to a booster seat but I still climb in to do her seatbelt. It sounds like a pain, but I don’t think of it that way as my daughter and I sing Kanaan’s Waving Flag together while we drive around, play I Spy or argue about going shopping (She loves to shop, I don’t).
Out With the Old, In With the New
If I had the money, I would put in a new engine, fix all the little glitches like the now defunct backup lights, change out the electric windows motor which no longer works when it’s humid and even get the interior detailed (Cleaning my car is so low on my priority list that I’m really proud if I vacuum it once a year.). I would keep the car as my hot mama ride. Unfortunately, that’s not possible. It’s time for something new, something a little more spacious, a little more comfortable, a little more family like.
Upon the suggestion of a friend, I headed to Canadian International AutoShow on Saturday. This was a brilliant idea: everything under one roof, no salespeople hassling me, and no disappointing trips to the dealerships. My list dwindle from every make and model out there to three.
The Scion XB is a little too Euro for me but I liked it none the less.
When I sat in the VW Tiguan, I was home.
The KIA Sportage ain’t no Tiguan but I think this is what I’ll end up buying. It fits the budget, is comfortable and I like the look, especially in that yellow-green.
What area of your life are you transforming right now? What’s your ride? Do you have a comment to make about the cars that I’m considering? What do you think I should go for?