Connie's New Car
Well, our 1996 Volvo was really in the shop quite a bit last year, so Connie would love a new one. She loves the Volvo brand and the new 2003 Volvo XC90
seems just the ticket given the number of bodies we need to take around. The main issue is that the third seat is really for tiny, tiny people. Also folks tell us it is just about unavailable. For me as techno-geek, I of course want the DVD navigation system, the Dolby Surround II sound. Yet, the idea of buying a 5,000 pound car is just appalling to me. So, here are some other suggestions of mine
- Honda Odyssey. She just hated the idea of a mini-van. Maybe I should just get one, but then what's the point? It was supposed to be a new car for her. Lots of rumbles about reliability though, so I need to check Consumer Reports. And, yes, I should really get a Chrysler according to many including Slivka, but I can't quite bring myself to do it.
- Volvo lease. Get one on lease and when Grace can't stand the backseat, hope the trade-in time comes.
- Wait for the all wheel drive odyssey or my favoriate choice, a hybrid Honda