Ever notice how you stop "burning rubber" when YOU have to pay for the tires?
I have driven Ford, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Jeep, Nissan, Dodge, Buick and a Studebaker. I have no partiality to any brand but Hubby likes GMC and Chevrolet. It's just the way it is. I'm grateful if my vehicle starts. It doesn't have to have air. It doesn't have to have a radio (I make my own music).
Have you noticed the advertising? Like A Rock. Ram Tough. (I'll be a Dodge fan if they let Sam Elliott talk to me all day). Appeal to all. Now they are taking you through your entire life and your progression of cars. I watch too much television.
I fell in love with Sam Elliott in The Quick and The Dead (1987). I can pick out his voice in a filled stadium. Hubby knows. From another room he will yell, "Can you tell who that is?" Yep. I don't seek him out. I haven't seen all his movies. I just love his voice. Now he's selling Dodge. I did watch him in Road House (1989) and I cried. Two things stood out in the movie and it wasn't Patrick Swayze. Wade Garrett (Sam Elliott) was fighting off some bad guys when he hit a guy in the knee and simply said, "Damn, that hurt, didn't it?" and for whatever insane reason I fell in love again. Also in this movie the new owner of the road house was trying to clean up the place a little, making it a respectable drinking establishment. In the bathroom on the wall was "For a good f*** call 555-5555" The new owner changed that word to Buick! I was so impressed.
Now I have a Buick, not because I actively looked for one, just luck of the draw. I am waking into a new world with this car. It's not new but it's new to me and it has too many gadgets! It's like driving a computer! Or like a computer driving me. I haven't decided yet.
I recently discovered it has seat settings quite by accident. I hit the button as I sat down. The seat was moving, the mirrors were moving. I was holding onto the steering wheel thinking the rain had ruined my car! So when the seat stops moving, I look. There's a button. I push it. Hold on! I'm moving again! Without the aid of an instruction manual, which I had, I learned how to set my proper seating position to drive. I was as proud as the first time I was able to turn on my computer.
Okay, I'm hitting post because I think you might enjoy my ramblings. This is how my mind jumps around when I don't pull on the reins.
Next time I'm buying a Dodge!