Sunday, April 12, 2009

Not So Much Knitting, Because . . .

There has not been quite so much knitting (or spinning) chez Woolie of late. The reason why? Well, here's a hint.



Yes, I am shopping for a new car. Actually not a "new" car, but simply a car. I sold my beloved Honda Accord Wagon when I moved to the island (The vehicle of choice there is typically a golf cart.) and now I need a vehicle for the world of paved roads and freeways.

Car shopping is sooooo time consuming. Tiring too -- the research, the dealer visits, the test drives. And the salespeople – aaargh! Although I must admit that half of those I have spoken with thus far have been amazingly nice and helpful. It's the other half that give the business such a bad name.

But progress has been made and we have some candidates. Maybe a cute, peppy little Honda Fit.



Or a surprisingly luxurious VW Rabbit.



There are a few other candidates yet to be driven. And, of course, the agonizing "new vs used" decision. The process is both entertaining and painful in about equal measure. But it definitely cuts into the time available for fiber frolics.

7 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Yes, it is tough to make the final decision but NOW is a good time to buy-prices are buyer friendly! I still love my little Yaris-check them out!

Luni said...

I don't have car advice for you. We're dedicated Subaru owners, but only because they get us through snowy mountain roads that make the Hondas and Toyotas spin and give up. Not much use for a Subaru in L.A.

bspinner said...

I would say, "have fun" but we all know car shopping is NOT FUN.
I'm sure you'll find something that's just right for you. Good luck.

Knitting Linguist said...

Ah, yes. Car shopping. We looked at the VW at one point, but Rick was too tall for it (at 6'6", this is a major consideration). Good luck :)

Leigh said...

Oh my. No wonder. I can relate as I've been shopping too, but not for a car. These big decisions do take time.

Sharon said...

I drive a Subie, but I need a reliable snow car. I bought it new, will drive it to its death. No advice from this quarter.

Marjorie said...

I just got a Honda Fit in December, and I love it.