Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnd, I'm dumb.

Saturday I went and test drove the Pontiac Vibe. I really like it, I think I could love it.
I'll be picking it up tomorrow, provided everything goes through with the financing.

I'm very excited, but still a little nervous. I've never bought a BRAND NEW car before.
Granted, I would have never given a Pontiac a second glance before. But, after researching it and finding out that it has a Toyota engine and transmission, I'm confident that it will be reliable and will last me a while. Provided that the curse of being rear ended has expired.

The test drive went well, I was surprised at how much "pep" the thing has considering that it has a four cylinder engine.
With the four cylinder Toyota Corolla engine, I'm looking forward to how much money I'll be saving on gas. My old Explorer gets about 14-15 mpg in the city and I can get 17-18 mpg highway. With the Vibe I should get about 30 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Fantastic!!!
Sooo.... Saturday evening I'm test driving the Vibe with the sales woman, Barb. As we pull back in to the dealership I'm looking over the console and the lay out and asking questions. Like this...

Me: Whats this "18"? Is that the gas mileage? Because I thought that with the Corolla engine it was supposed to get something like 30 mpg.
Barb, in the most kindergarten teacher voice I've heard since, well, kindergarten: Honey, thats how many miles are ON the car.

Aaaaannnnnnnd, I'm dumb.
I mean, I KNOW that this is a new car but I'm just having a hard time comprehending that there can be that few miles on a car.


Shauna said...

I wish I were there right now to pat your head and pinch your cheeks. Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Getting a new car is pretty rockin. It's also very reassuring that there's no previous owner who might have screwed something up, then lied about it. Warranties are very nice. And of course I'm biased about Toyota engines.

Valerie said...

I bout a car once with 3 miles on it. :)

Tara said...

HA HA! That's cute.

~drew emborsky~ said...

I'm so happy for you! I'm in my first new car (have had it six years now) and I love knowing I'm the only one that has ever owned it; no weird smells or hidden surprises (what do you mean it was under water in New Orleans for a month?)...