Help! I have a dilemma.
In the spring, Brian intends to begin using my Chevy Aveo to do his landscaping estimates. This means I’ll need a new car.
I keep waffling back and forth and back and forth and back and forth…
Well, I’m torn.
1) Go with a practical family car that gets great gas mileage. No, we don’t have a family; neither are we feeling a sense of urgency in the matter. But it is a future possibility, so it would make sense to have the right car for that.
2) Go with the Chevy SSR, the car of my dreams, that I’ve been wanting for at least six years now. This sweet piece of metal is a pickup truck and convertible in one. Additionally, two out of the four years that the SSR was made, it was made with a Corvette engine.
Brian took me to a Mazda dealership to try out a Mazda CX7. Have you ever seen a pair of jeans that looked cool enough in your hands, but the second you tried them on, they were clearly all wrong? That’s how the CX7 felt once I got inside of it. So I “tried on” another… and another. No luck. Then I sat inside a Mazda 5.
I did not see this coming.
Square Piece felt the most comfortable in what can only be described as a mini-mini van. (Or, since it’s a Mazda, I like to call it a mini-mini zoom zoom.)
However several years ago I test drove an SSR and felt just as snug as a bug in a rug.
Chevy doesn’t make SSRs anymore. What I would spend on one today would cost a approximately $5,000 more than a brand new, souped-up family car.
The SSR also has worse gas mileage.
That said, I live close enough to work that I could walk if I wanted to. As mentioned in O Holy Whoops, my commute is all of four minutes. And we’d still have the Aveo for longer trips.
The family car would have better gas mileage. I’d be able to fit more than one passenger, like my sibs.
But what if we never have a family? What if I can’t get pregnant? Or what if we don’t adopt for another seven years? How weird is it to be a couple, with no kids, driving a mini-mini zoom zoom for seven years?
What if I DO have a family sooner than later and this is my last chance to ever have a fun car? It’s not like Brian and I take extravagant vacations! Should my car be the vacation?
Will I regret it if I don’t get the SSR? Am I too practical? Am I self-indulgent, but really good at hiding that… from even myself?
Will I have to budget for all the speeding tickets I’m sure to get?
What if I could save the gas money and the slightly higher car payment difference and use it to help others who are hurting right under my nose?
Is my treasure on earth or is it in heaven?
Will the SSR cause marital strife as I freak out over sodas, wrappers and receipts being left behind after Brian borrows it?
Momma’s voice is ringing in my ears, “Did you pray about it?”
- What would you do?
- What would you tell your hairstylist to do?
- What would you tell your daughter to do?
- What would you tell your mom to do?
I’ve been polling my clients. We’re 50/50 right now. *sigh*
I just have no idea.