Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I have had a week to become accommodated to the new car my parents bought last week. Not just a new car, but a "new" car. (Keep in mind that I grew up riding in an assorted collection of 1970s station wagons and early 1980s Toyotas.) So my parents finally got the urge to splurge, and they bought...a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. In white. It's a very comfortable ride inside, but since it's pretty much a Neon with a bunch of extra junk on the top, it's pretty gutless. Still, it is the only new car our family has ever owned, and it's kind of fun to drive, especially with all the ice and not a lot of traction. Here's my dilemma: I have never liked PT Cruisers, and I still don't. At the same time, it is a car to drive, and it is fun shocking people when they see me behind the wheel ("When did YOU get a CRUISER?!). And the ladies like the Cruiser. I think. Plus, I can always just say that it is my parents' car, thus removing any possible thought that I had any say in choosing it (which I wouldn't have). I will be driving it for only a couple of months, but it's a fun ride in the meantime. Even if I am ashamed, yet proud, to be seen driving a PT Cruiser. The "P" is for "party," and the "T" is for "Turner-style."