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Monday, November 19, 2007

They Don't Make Edsels Anymore

It seems Rick has been trying to buy a new car now for years. And I do mean "years." He drove his old car for a long 12 years because he couldn't find a new car that met all his specifications. In 2004, he decided that I should buy a new car and he would drive my old one while he waited for the car manufacturers to design the "perfect" car for him.

Each year, we attend the Los Angeles Auto Show and each year he comes away from it more disappointed than ever. Granted his 6'3'' height eliminates many of the "boy toy" cars he really likes. But there have been a few we've seen in the past few years which seem perfectly reasonable and comfortable to me. But new car for Rick.

Yesterday was no exception as we attended the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show. We went from one car company display to another looking at new and improved models, sitting in the front and back seats of numerous cars, opening the trunks of each to make sure we could fit our golf clubs and suitcases comfortably. Oh yes...we have golf clubs, as well as Rick's height, to consider when choosing a car. Here's a sampling of the cars we looked at:

Finally, in the last hall of the Convention Center, I found the perfect car for someone like Rick, living in the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles. But, for some unknown reason, he just didn't like it. I can't understand why.


Renee said...

I can't understand why Rick doesn't just LOVE it...I sure do! LOL!

Well I suppose it's a good thing for your pocket book that manufacturers aren't making Rick's perfect car.

the moose buyer said...

I can't imagine what Rick is looking for but I agree his height eliminates a lot of choices. One of these day he might surprise you and find something which fits and he likes.

Good blogging every day by the way.

Lynn said...

I'm with Renee...I can't imagine why Rick wouldn't love this car. I just think that he is a wonderful hubby and wants you to have the new cars...what a guy;~)

Kelly Mahoney said...

Those are some cute looking cars. I want ...

Midlife Mom said...

Yikes! Those cars aren't made for a 6'3" guy with golf clubs!! Hey I'll take the last one, I think it's cute and wouldn't burn as much gas as my Tahoe!!

meno said...

What's wrong with that man? What's not to like?

Mary said...

They certainly don't make cars like they used to. I would prefer a 1954 Chevy.

Thanks for sharing the auto how. Glad you liked the graphic. Enjoy!


Linda said...

You're probably lucky when you stop and think about it - most men buy a new car every year and run into tremendous debt. Think of all the money you're saving!