Let me start off by saying….I’m not a minivan person. If you love minivans, let me be clear: I don’t have a problem with you……they just aren’t for me. Mr. LBB wanted me to go and test drive the new Prius V (the wagon) since our current Prius lease is almost up. The Prius V is a wagon…but I was thinking it looked too much like a minivan. So I was prepared to put up a fight.
When we pulled up to the dealership, coincidentally, one of our friends was there looking at a Prius too. I’ll call him Mr. T.
Mr. T: I can’t believe YOU of all people are even considering cloth seats again…..have you seen your car? There’s crap all over the place.
Me: I have leather seats.
Mr. LBB: No, you have cloth seats.
Me: Never mind.
There was one Prius V on the lot…..and the salesman brought it around for us to look at.
Mr. LBB: It doesn’t really look like a minivan.
Me: Yeah….I guess not. It’s actually okay.
Mr. LBB: So let’s test drive it.
Me: Oh lookie how pretty the blue is around the logo…..I love that.
Mr. LBB: Your old Prius has the same thing.
(Omg…..I AM a car moron)
The salesman took our insurance information so we could test drive the car. I made Mr. LBB drive…..you might remember that I have that huge fear of OPC? Well I have a fear of OPDOPC too: other people driving other people’s cars.
Me: Please turn around I’m nauseous. I don’t feel comfortable driving this car.
Mr. LBB: Are you kidding? You have to at least see if you like driving it.
Me: Does it drive similar to my old Prius?
Mr. LBB: Yes.
Mr. LBB: Do you want to look at other colors?
Me: No. I like this one. As long as it has navigation it’s perfect. (I am navi-dependent)
Insert surreal moment: As we discussed the car, an ice-cream truck drove past us going 2 mph, Disney music blaring, trying to sell us ice cream.
It’s the first time I’ve ever really gone through the process of getting a new car. I’ve always just left it up to my husband. We put it in my name this time…..which meant they had to run my credit. Then, I had to take a quiz to verify that it was actually me….and I FAILED the first time. Who FAILS a quiz with their own information? Me, I guess.
So here’s my new Prius V! Yes……I have driven it since we got it home. The only problem is my sunshade….it randomly pops open “swwwoosssh” in the backseat and scares the bejeezus out of me.
I picked Boo up from school yesterday…….and the first thing someone said to me was:
Hey! LOVE the new minivan.
Hey, at least I don’t have to make another car decision or drive anyone else’s car for 36 months!