I'm so excited. I finally bought the next dream car in the sequence.
My BMW was sold last year when I moved to Toronto. No need of a car here I thought. Boy was I wrong. Eco-friendliness aside, there are times when carrying groceries home over a KM doesn't make sense.
I wanted a car that had all of the features I loved about the BMW. Heated seats, AC, sunroof, foreign, surpurbly engineered. And the following features my beemer didn't have, manual transmission, car alarm, and 4 cylinder engine. Come on, who the hell needs a 6 cylinder vehicle when you never get out on the highway more than once every couple of weeks or so. I carboned up my BMW engine driving from Charlottetown to Stratford all the time.
The new car had to have everything I liked and look cute. Aesthetics take precedence it's true. And not for vanity, for pure design. I couldn't look at a domestic car in my driveway everyday. Call me a snob I don't care, it's not about ego it's about form and function.
I did my research and the more I looked at Saab's the more they grew on me. It was like someone took my BMW and squished it into a cute little hatchback. SOLD!
Here she is, a 95 900 (NG - new generation Saab, this was a redesign of the earlier models when GM took part ownership of the company.) Which in my opinion just fixed any flaws on an almost perfectly designed car.
Yes, I have been watching too much "Top Gear".
I can't wait to take this baby out on the highway. I can tell it's going to be a fabulously fun relationship.
When I studied the silhouette of the Saab, a fond old memory formed in my mind. My first car was a Hyundai Pony. That car became synonymous with my reckless driving in my 20's. Who cares if you smash up your beater? No wonder I was attracted to the hatchback version of the Saab line. There's my reckless Pony but all grown up. A little like me.