28 February 2009

"It's got Turbo - that's all I care about!"

The big news for this week comes with Bryce's birthday. Yes, he's over 30 now, that's not the big news. We got a new car! We're letting him think it's his birthday present. I don't want to talk about it too much, but I do think it was a decent deal (they're not giving away the nicer cars just yet) and it will be good for us to have a 4-door wagon. Yes, that's right. We went from a 2-door sports car to a 4-door wagon. Departing from the RSX type S was sad in its own ways. It's been a fun car to have and drive and treated us well. I guess we treated it well too. It's a 2002 and had 39,540 miles on it when we traded it in. Pretty impressive. It took him 5 years to hit 22,000 (can we say hermit?) and since moving to Georgia and most recently carpooling to Atlanta every day (100 mile round trip) we were well on our way to matching his 5 year efforts in 1 1/2 yrs. :)
Goodbye Batmobile.
So, onto the new wagon. It gives us 4 doors and makes it much eaiser for large adults to enter and exit the vehicle also giving more head and foot room. Plus, we hope to be needing it in the somewhat near future - this is not an announcement. Let's stay focused. :) I was ok with the car at the dealership but not super impressed - until it was my turn to drive it. I drove it around the parking lot after Bryce did the initial test driving on the road ways. I found a kind of long somewhat empty area of the dealer's parking lot and started through the gears. I put it in 2nd and gave it just a little gas and that's when I felt the power of the beast. So I pushed more. The sensation of just going and the smoothness of it all was very impressive, and I was only in 2nd! "This is beautiful - I want it!" That was Bryce's favorite quote of the night from me. My favorite quote from him is also rightfully the title of this post. As a side note, the carpool passengers did appreciate the space to and from work on Friday. Please enjoy the pictures.

Yes, I took this picture and that's Bryce driving it :) It's been raining and supposed to continue raining, so we'll get it out and take a pretty picture after the rain ends.

Bryce loves the auto windshield wipers, the lighting on the dash and the xenon HID head lights/LED tail lights..oh yeah, and the TURBO!


Grant and Taryn Layton said...

Grant is the most jealous person ever. We now for sure have to visit so he can try it out. Glad to know you jumped on the Mazda wagon bandwagon. Have fun with it :)

Tricia L said...

You're the best spouse EVER! Lucky Bryce! I'm lucky if Tim even remembers my birthday! haha

Matt said...

Once you go turbo it's hard to go back! Sweet ride!

Jenifer said...

Very cool!! Turbo is awesome and 4 doors will be much nicer for the carpool folk. Hatchbacks are awesome too. Grant and Taryn have been able to haul amazing things in theirs. Enjoy!! :)

Liz said...

Im sure Matt and Adam appreciate the extra room! Is he driving tomorrow? See how that baby handles the snow :D

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you got a new car...I guess you weren't allowed to drive it in the snow yesterday. Where's the love?