Bye Bye, Mitsubishi

Thats right folks; the Mitsubishi is gone.  And honestly I’m a little sad about it!

My "first" car

The day I took my car home! I didn’t even know how to drive a manual, but half-way home dad pulled over and made me drive. Trust me, I learned fast! I actually killed it at a corner of two major highways and couldn’t get it started again! But here we are, safe and sound at home 🙂

Drew and I have been searching for a little bit bigger car for me for a while; something that drives better in the winter and has room for the groceries.  Let me tell you I was a bit sick of trying to get all my groceries in and out of the backseat.

Dad helping me install my amp and subs.  We really had no idea what we were doing, but believe me, we figured it out! (Actually the radio didn't work, we had to enlist the help of a certain brother-in-law to figure it out!)

Dad helping me install my amp and subs. We really had no idea what we were doing, but believe me, we figured it out! (Actually the radio didn’t work, we had to enlist the help of a certain brother-in-law to figure it out!)

We actually started looking over a year ago but didn’t find anything we really liked (that was in our price range, anyway).  We decided to try to make it through one more winter with my car.  Winter came and went, and summer came and went.  Then we were back to winter again.  We started looking a little harder; but before we knew it winter was about over again!  Well recently Drew found a Chrysler Pacifica nearby at a small shop.  We looked at it a couple times and took it home 🙂  (Pictures of the new ride to come later!)

One of my senior pictures.  What a beaut :)

One of my senior pictures. What a beaut 🙂

We pretty much had my car sold to a relative of someone that Drew works with before we even had a new one bought.  We took home the Pacifica, cleaned out both of our vehicles, and the next day we left my car at Drew’s work.  Just like that…. my car is gone :(.  I feel a little silly about how much I already miss my car… but I did have it for like … umm… 7, no 8 years?

The steering wheel cover ripped into pieces as we took it off.  I guess it was about time.

The steering wheel cover ripped into pieces as we took it off. I guess it was about time.

Anyway, the new car drives pretty nice.  Not nearly as good of gas mileage as the 5-speed I’m used to, but getting groceries this afternoon was wonderful.  Throw it all in the back!  Technically it does have a 3rd row, but its small (only a 2 person bench).   With the back seat down there is a big open space for lots of grocery bags!

I’m still in a bit of a nervous/excited phase.  Its exciting to get something new, and yet I’m a little nervous that I won’t like it as much as I hope too… but people keep telling me its about time to grow up and get a big-girl car :).

~ T ~

P.S.  It snowed again today.  All the snow/ice from the previous storm was officially completely melted, so I guess it was time for some more.  I was pretty thankful for a bit bigger car and some AWD!

More snow! April 18, 2013

More snow! April 18, 2013