I finished out the last few weeks before graduation in my mom's big red Thunderbird before landing my first job and buying a brand new shiny red '94 Mustang. Oh how I loved that car! But we parted ways when I became pregnant with Devin in 1998. I traded her in for a '99 Mitsubishi Galant, complete with the sunroof and leather seats I'd always wanted and the four doors I'd need for my soon-to- be life as a new mommy.
We didn't part ways until 2007 when I bought my current ride, an '07 Saturn Vue. (I really wanted a Honda Pilot but I was a single mom at the time and it was a little out of my price range. Also, I don't like to finagle and Saturn had a reputation as being an anti-finagling establishment)...
10 Things About My Saturn
2. It could use a bath.
3. It's been having an A/C issue since the spring. We finally took it to the shop last week. You know, once the hundred and five degree temps had already passed. It doesn't cool on idle which is no fun at all when you live in the south and find yourself sitting at a stoplight, in road construction, or in the school pickup line.
The GM (since Saturn is no more) dealership we took it to tried to tell us it needed a whatchamacallit part because it was leaking refrigerant. Charlie's business is commercial heating and air so he knows a bit about this stuff although cars are a little different. He argued with the guy and tried to tell him that he really didn't think that could possibly be it. He assured him he was wrong.
But he wasn't. He was right. Because that was indeed NOT it since the new one did not fix the problem so they've ordered another part and we will take it back next week to give them one last shot to redeem their reputations. I'm not holding my breath.
4. There are almost always smudges from doggies' noses on the windows. Dachshunds like to ride.
|I need this decal from Etsy.|
6. There's probably a french fry or two in the backseat.
7. It has a sunroof.
8. The stereo works just fine and can usually be found on XM Channel 8, the 80s station, with the volume wide open. Unless someone else is in the car and then I try to reel it in.
9. During the months of March, April, May and part of June the back is always loaded down with all things baseball...bat bags, helmets, cleats, hats, gloves...and our folding chairs we sit it at the games and practices. Bleachers hurt my butt.
10. It has OnStar. Comes in handy when you lock your keys inside it. Not that I would know much about that or anything...