Interstellar Adventures

March 12, 2007

New Ride

Filed under: It's Me, Lass — by InterstellarLass @ 7:50 pm

Goodbye Jetta. I liked you at first. But lately you’d been getting on my nerves. A little hiccup there. A check engine light there. And your constant bulb outages. If I didn’t know better I would have thought you a dimwit. Your road noise and squeaky seat are now gone. Sitting in the dealer lot, waiting for a wash and a rinse and maybe, if you’re lucky, a vacuum job. I would have done it myself, but it was rather sudden that I said goodbye to you today.

And who will take your place? Her name is Pacifica. And she comes from the land of Chrysler. From the clan of Touring. When I first heard of your low mileage, I was intrigued. But I’ve never laid eyes on a white car that I liked. Yet she changed my mind with her wily ways. Oh Pacifica! It’s probably your coal-grey insides that make up for your lack of outer color. The faux wood-grain along the crest of your dash makes you seem warm and polished. Your power seats move me up, down, forward and back, and you even support my lumbar region with care. Dual climate controls will make everyone happy this summer. And the first and second row captains chairs give everyone the space they have so long desired. The third row bench won’t be used much, and will probably stay down to allow for ample cargo space, as you prepare take us on journeys yet to be seen. Your quiet engine hum and quiet, smooth ride are almost like a lullaby. It’s a good thing your sound system is there to keep me awake and entertained!

Welcome my dear. Welcome. Nick will be clearing extra space in the garage for you later this weekend. 🙂


This is her twin sister in front of my Italian Villa in Tuscany. OK, not really. I’m just high from all the excitement.


  1. Sounds like your car will be well looked after- happy journeys!

    Comment by wisbo — March 13, 2007 @ 3:57 am |Reply

  2. Oooooh. Aaaaaahhhh. Ooooooooh.


    Comment by Leanne — March 13, 2007 @ 6:02 am |Reply

  3. Ohhhhoo SWEET!!!

    Comment by Laura — March 13, 2007 @ 6:20 am |Reply

  4. I’m just glad I no longer have to squat down four feet and contort myself to get in. I felt like that Yoga guy on That’s Incredible who would fold into a box. This vehicle seats normal size people.

    Comment by Nick — March 13, 2007 @ 7:03 am |Reply

  5. I’ve heard great things about those cars. Enjoy!

    Comment by Gypsy — March 13, 2007 @ 7:45 am |Reply

  6. New cars are so much fun! I’m lookin at gettin me a Mini, with a big Union Jack on the hood! (cue Austin Powers music!)

    Comment by carnealian — March 13, 2007 @ 9:09 am |Reply

  7. Su-WEEET! Damn you people who can afford to buy brand-stinkin-new cars!


    Seriously, congrats on your new addition!

    Comment by TSM-truth, sincerity, madness — March 13, 2007 @ 9:45 am |Reply

  8. I’m soooooooo jealous!!! I want a new car!!!!! Wahhhh!!!!!!

    Comment by Indigo — March 13, 2007 @ 1:10 pm |Reply

  9. new cars are so exciting!!

    Comment by serendeipity — March 13, 2007 @ 1:24 pm |Reply

  10. Awesome! I once had a car a long, long time ago before I moved to NY. It’s a cherished distant memory.

    Comment by buttercup — March 13, 2007 @ 3:01 pm |Reply

  11. congrats on the new wheels! very nice

    Comment by shannon — March 13, 2007 @ 3:02 pm |Reply

  12. Far out! I just got a new car myself. I am so over pouring money into the broken down old car any more. Congrats. She’s a beaut!

    Comment by writerchick — March 13, 2007 @ 8:56 pm |Reply

  13. They make these vehicles in a town not far from me, so the Pacifica looms large in the local lore.

    May you drive yours in health and happiness. How neat for you!

    Comment by Carmi — March 14, 2007 @ 5:51 am |Reply

  14. Congrats! You will love that 3rd seat when you have the kids friends come over. We think of switching and then we fill up Sammy Sienna and know we cannot switch.

    Comment by nancy — March 14, 2007 @ 6:43 am |Reply

  15. congrats! Think of this as virtual change in your back seat area -kaching-

    Comment by Sparky Duck — March 14, 2007 @ 8:13 pm |Reply

  16. Wow, I missed a couple of days and Lass has a sweet new ride!


    (PS: I knew someone else with a Jetta and it had several problems)

    Comment by Bone — March 14, 2007 @ 10:53 pm |Reply

  17. OOOOOH! Exciting! I can smell the new-car scent from here! Have fun…

    Comment by Marie — March 15, 2007 @ 3:35 pm |Reply

  18. Congrats on your new ride. Looks powerful and luxury at the same time.

    Comment by javimonorra — March 28, 2007 @ 10:43 am |Reply

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