Let's have a moment of silence. Today, we traded in my beloved navy VW Beetle that I've driven for 7 years and left with a green VW Rabbit. Sigh. I knew I couldn't have the Beetle forever, but it was still hard to let go. I'm not the type of person who often chooses the "practical" route, but I admit it would have been awfully hard to cart our kids around in a few years in a 2-door blueberry egg :-\
As soon as I got behind the wheel to test-drive the Rabbit, I had accelerated to 80 mph in 2.5 seconds, and Steven's back was pinned to the seat. I looked over at him. His eyes were wide with terror and images of speeding tickets were dancing in his head.
"I want this one!" I exclaimed.
So the Rabbit drives like a dream, has a 6-CD changer, is a 2006 that was pre-owned by a VW exec., only has 10,000 miles, and it has my one prerequisite: a sunroof. It is honestly a way better car than my Beetle, although I'm mourning the loss of my bud vase and the ability to spot my recognizable car across any parking lot.
Moving on now...since my Beetle was my kindred spirit, I'm going to need to name the Rabbit something cute immediately in order to start the bonding process. Here's where you can help! Any suggestions? The only one I have so far is "Thumper". What do you think?