I finally saw the day--yesterday! Yes, I got a new (but cool and quirky) "mommy" ride-- a 2010 Scion xB.
Now, I know you either love it or you hate it, and I am definitely of the love it camp. Ever since starting college (quickly after realizing I could never afford a Porsche Cayenne on an RN's salary), I've had my eye any anything and everying boxy. The four vehicles I test drove? The Honda Element, the Ford Flex, the Dodge Nitro, and the Scion xB. The first three quickly cancelled themselves out by having nasty interior (Element), being too expensive (Flex), and the company going under (Nitro)--leaving me with an obvious and wonderful choice--the Scion xB.
I just loooove my weird little ride. It's the perfect combination of practical (rides just like an SUV without the price tag, great trunk space for a stroller, black interior, good gas mileage, and excellent customer ratings) and funky (totally unique body design, awesome sound system, one-of-a-kind color, and evokes strong opinions). So not the stereotypical mini van!
So, yesterday I said goodbye to two old friends (my 1970 Chevy Nova (downpayment) and my faithful 2000 Pontiac Grand Am (trade in)), and hello to my fun new ride. The way I see it, it was a bittersweet "out with the old and in with the new."
So-- I've got two choices:
1. I can choose to paint Incredible Hulk hands on the doors, lower it, add blacklights underneath, date an Asian dude, and star in the next Tokyo Drift.
2. I can be the coolest, lunchbox-driving mommy around.
I think I'll take option #2!