Thursday, July 03, 2008

My new baby..... Blu

*Disclaimer - I am a cheeseball who grew up with a family that named their cars and anthropomorphized them (a.k.a. gave them human traits) I know this might be strange to you, but that's just how it is. Some of that your family does is probably odd to me, too. I digress...

Well, this week was a sad and happy one in Casa De FlipFlopGirl. We lost a longtime family member as Herr Bugito, the yellow bug,was traded in to hopefully find a new family to be a faithful travelling companion for.

Seriously, from the first day I started driving all I wanted was a cute little bug. He was a great little car, but the technical issues of late were silly for a vehicle that was only 5 years old. (even Consumer Reports say the Bug's reliability is shot and they won't even rate it - otherwise I would ahve totally gone for a little convertible Beetle)

I had to think practically and decided a new car, under warranty, with identical EPA mileage estimates would be the best idea. But, saying goodbye was kind of sad.

And farewell very cool, very fun license plates (Have to think of something new)

But, on the the happy news! Meet Blu, my new 2008 Chevy HHR. This vehicle is totally a male - it's a cross between a car and a truck that my cousin and I call a "cruck," it's a funky blue color called Flash Blue Metallic, which turns kind of purple in the sun, and it has a very fun sunroof.


Mombi said...

One day I'll bring in photos of Venus, the car that I loved so deeply that I cried when I had to get rid of her. I'm sure it was hard to say g'bye to your bug!


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