Transportation transitions

saturnftf.jpgAbout three weeks ago, I said goodbye to my beloved 1993 Saturn SL1. I’d gotten this car new, back when Saturn actually made good cars and was an innovative company. (You know–before GM decided to bring Saturn back into the GM fold and screwed up everything.) It still ran great, but a broken odometer meant that it wouldn’t pass its next inspection (due at the end of this month), so it was time to find a new ride.After about two weeks of looking around, Jan and I found our new car. Well, new to us, at least: it’s a 2006 Prius. It makes a nice companion to our 2005 Prius, which we purchased new in anticipation of Sylvia’s arrival. So far I like the new car just fine except for the fact that it’s white. Blech.newcarftf.jpgMy brother gave me an awesome decoration for the new car. I now have the geekiest ride around: a Prius with Companion Cubes. Nice.

5 Responses to “Transportation transitions”

  1. Chrison 24 May 2010 at 8:18 am

    Super geekout! Congrats on the new vehicle.

  2. Bethon 24 May 2010 at 10:08 am

    I like your new car; the dice make your white Prius easy to spot. Enjoy!

  3. MACon 24 May 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I have vivid memories of seeing the new Saturn for the first time. You met Susan and me at some mall in the STL area and showed off the Saturn. It was going with you to the Pacific Northwest, and you couldn’t have been prouder. Hope you enjoy the new-to-you Prius as much.

  4. Deborahon 18 Jun 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I remember the first time I rode in a Prius and was so fascinated about how quiet it was. Congrats on adding another to the family.

  5. Marshaon 18 Jun 2010 at 3:29 pm

    @Deborah: On a couple of occasions, when I’ve gone to pick up Sylvia at school and am waiting in the driveway for her to come out, her teachers have asked me if my car has stalled. :) When the gas engine shuts off, the Prius is mighty quiet indeed!