Tuesday, June 28, 2005

For sale: 91 Plymouth Acclaim

Start having A...Great life.

I wish I knew how to add the music from the commercial here. No copyright infringement is intended of course. I just want to brag about my new baby, and I keep hearing the commercial in my head every time I get in her.

I call her, Allia the Kia. I know - not that great - but you find something that rhymes with Kia. Wasn't there a song called Alliah? Gonna have to Google that.

Dad drove us up Thursday, the 16th to pick her up. I want to give a big shout out to Shawn at Peter's Kia in Nashua, NH. He did a great job getting the car ready, all spiffed up and with a full tank. The paperwork was a breeze and he answered all my questions about maintenance and breaking her in. He was a pleasure to work with. If you live in the area and are in the market for a new vehicle and are considering a Kia, E-mail me. I'll hook you up with my man Shawn, the "referral incentive" has nothing to do with it of course. Wink. Honestly, I love my vehicle and would strongly recommend checking out Kia to anyone considering buying new.

Ahhhh - the smell of a new car. Nothing like it.

I read the manual cover to cover. I want to stay on top of all the maintenance and take good care of her. Do you know that I only have to get the oil changed every 7,000 miles? I had never heard of such a thing. I thought it was always 3,000 - 3,500 miles, no matter what. Just goes to show how much I know about new cars.

Freedom. Freedom to drive wherever I want, whenever I want, without the worry of breaking down and having to call Dad for help. Quiet. No rattling or creaking. I roll up the window and all the noise goes away. Smooth ride. My fillings are finally safe from potholes. The premium stereo rocks, I hear nuances in music I never heard before. My son is the one turning it down, for once.

I've done some research on SUV tents. They have a sock on them that attaches right to the back of the SUV. Throw an air mattress in the back and you've got a high & dry bed. I see a camping vacation in our near future. A real vacation where we get away from the house, first one in 7 years.

I know, I'm prattling on like a new parent.

I want to thank izchan, mydogischelsea, kfarmer, cicibug and of course, Magazine Man for your support and encouragement.

Most of all, I want to thank my Dad, for his unconditional love and guidance. Finally, he doesn't have to worry about me driving around in a shitbox anymore.

If you know anyone looking for a '91 Acclaim that needs work, I've put Old Reliable on Craig's List.


Magazine Man said...

Woo-hoo! The girl's got herself a Sharfamobile!!!

Great news. Nothing like that new car smell.

Not that I would know, you understand, but Her Lovely Self would, what with that minivan SOMEONE got her for her birthday. Even though SOMEONE hasn't had a new car of his own since the LAST MILLENNIUM!!!

Ahem. Where was I?

Oh yeah, congrats! All you need now is a Handycam and you can start doing Sharfa Vlogs!!

izchan said...

:) ... your driving the next time I come to town.

Sharfa said...

MM- Sharfamobile, I like that. Could there be a vanity plate in my future?
I feel that pain, and aren't you sweet for buying her a car!
I can happily say that I don't own a handycam! I have one of those big old over your shoulder vhs videocameras in the back of my closet. Not sure if it even works anymore.(whew!) Dodged the vlog bullet, the world isn't ready for me vlogging.


KFarmer said...

Hoo Hoo!! (That’s the way we say it in Gawja MM :) I am so excited for you! Wonderful! Excellent! Double HOO HOO! Freedom to roam at will! Have Kia will travel! I could go on and on but suffice it to say I am so happy for you- You made my day.

mydogischelsea said...

Congratulations! I, for one, am truly jealous! My car stinks — literally.