I bought a car last night. In my last post I mentioned the chain of events that led me to decide on the Honda Fit. As I drove away last night in my new car, I realize that I made a good decision. The car is a joy to drive. The engine, while not overpowering, is peppy enough for me. It handles like a dream and is very responsive. I can plug in my IPod and play it over the radio. I even love the color.
So I'm coming to grips with the fact that a South Carolina boy has passed on buying a 4-door, 4X4 truck, in order to purchase a Euro-car. My friends in Oklahoma would probably take me out back and horsewhip me. I'm going to call my new car it what it is...Euro. Perhaps it was my three years in Germany that made this purchase possible. I couldn't imagine buying something like this five years ago. In fact, a little over five years ago I had bought a Dodge Ram 4X4. THAT was a truck, my friends. Low gas mileage, little creature comforts, with enough power to pull down a fair-sized house.
With gas prices the way they are now, I'm sure I'll get over the Tacoma everytime I have to fill up. Yeah...I'll get over it real quick.