I have been having car trouble with my 2004 Chrysler Town and Country van. Like being unable to start it for a whole week. Eeek.
After many fix-it attempts by local guys, we had it towed to the nearest Chrysler dealer and after two days they found a broken wire. Easy to fix, difficult to find.
To me, it was A SIGN.
I began to shop online for a new used car and kept coming back to how much I loved my old PT Cruiser, which was totaled by a deer incident in 2009.
I knew it would mean going into Chattanooga to the car malls, where hundreds upon hundreds of cars sit in the blazing sun, and I'd be needing patience and clarity of purpose to make a purchase.
Dave and I got distracted by used Acuras and Mercedes Benzes, which are not suited to my needs, but O so attractively priced because of being previously owned.
So after all day test driving everything but the car I wanted, we came home empty handed.
Day two: I decided on an out of state dealer which had just the model, color and options I knew would work, and very low mileage, so off to Rainsville Alabama we went.
I got this beauty, a 2010 fully loaded sparkling clean RED one. Yay! I followed Dave in the van, home, with a quick stop at Wal-mart for a bag of potting soil, and new engine oil (he loves to change the oil). I dawdled, hoping the rain would stop, but it only got worse, so after a mad dash in which I got totally drenched, I made it to the car and loaded in my purchases in the convenient hatchback. Then I was able to test the wipers and the new tires on the slick mountain roads. What a great ride this car has! Zippy and jaunty and jut right for me, little Goldilocks.
Now I can relax and get back to our regular programming.
PS...it has an auxiliary port to plug in my mp3 player for tunes where there is no radio reception, which is pretty much everywhere on this mountain. Double yay!