Monday, July 19, 2010

Continuing the Car Search

After having a car for eleven years, and being completely happy with said car, having to look for another one is tedious. I went to Forest Grove this weekend and paid attention to the cars I saw there and I think I've narrowed down my choices to three easy-to-find-in-parking-lot cars.


I've always been partial to the Mercedes 450SL, but I think this little car would be fun to drive. I've
checked out craigslist, but haven't found this model yet. Maybe in the coming week I'll see a new posting.


This '04 Olds is a spiffy red with black interior. It says, hot, hot, hot. I even liked the wheels. Those small tires are so in fashion now. Add to that the beautiful headlamps and I'd be all set for a drive along the coast or just commuting to and from work.

There are lots of ads on craigslist for Oldsmobiles, but again, very few with this model. Do I just seem to pick out the rare models, or what?


My all time favorite will always remain the '30 Buick. A four door convertible is so rare. I'd say I wanted to buy it, but I'm afraid my father would say "Okay." I'd have to sell my home, my furniture and my first-born
to be able to afford it.


  1. How much for the old lady in front of the Buick? Lookin' gooooooood

  2. Did you talk to your first born about selling her?

  3. How much would you get for me? I'd sure like to pay off my new car...

  4. Angela,

    The lady in front of the Buick isn't for sale. But she certainly looks beautiful with the flowery hat.


    Um...I didn't know my firstborn read my blog.


    Hi honey. I love you. And I would only take a very, very, very high price for you. Honest.

  5. That's a long time to have a car! It's going to be hard to find one you like that tops that. Good luck!

  6. When my car makes funny noises, I turn the radio up. The car lasts longer that way.

  7. Aubrie,

    I know. Maybe I'll have to go for comfort. I want as many electrical gadgets as I can get so I can continue to have them repaired. (sigh)


    If you read the post before this one, you'll see I did that too. Then my wheel fell off. Let me know if you ever want my mechanic's phone number. :)

  8. Oh, I hate car shopping. A cylinder in my wonderful Hybrid just cracked so I had to choose. I reluctantly went down the path of a rebuilt engine. Partly because I hate looking for a new car.

    I hope you find a car that can be your friend. Or a Buick.

  9. Danny,

    I know. It is like voting for politicians. We don't know what we are going to get.

    So, do you recommend a hybrid?

  10. i completely don't get cars with no roofs in places with no sunshine.

  11. Karen,

    You cannot be serious. We had an hour of sun today, as a matter of fact. Down came my top. You take it where you can get it. (You Floridians...tsk tsk tsk)


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