Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wheels on the ground

There are plans and talks in the works for a new car for me come spring. Growing up, my parents always drove foreign-made cars (including the holy mecca of all things reliable, fuel efficient, and cost effective - the Toyota). Even to this day, it's still ingrained in me that I must not stray from tradition by buying domestic, a gas guzzler, or non-compact.

Fear not, I will probably end up buying something Japanese. After years of driving cars that go five million miles to the gallon I can't imagine buying something not as efficient (especially when I see how much Mr Hazel spends filling up his sports car).

But...a girl can dream, can't she? Fuel efficient and safe will come in the spring, but for now, practicalities and fuel costs aside, these are the cars that I want:

I want a muscle car!!! A screamingly loud, obnoxious, in-your-face yellow muscle car, such as this 2007 Mustang. You would never expect a girl like me to drive one of these things:

Or, a vintage powder blue 1956 Mustang convertible would work too:

And then I'll also take either a Porsche 911 Carrera:

Or a Porsche Boxster (either one will do - I'm not picky at all!)

But then I've always really wanted to own a powder blue pickup truck from the 1950s - very retro:

And I'll take a red Mini Cooper with white racing stripes (but only if it has the white racing stripes):

Our first family car when I was little was an orange VW Bug (because my parents were too cool for school). I want the same exact one:

Finally, to build up my badass image, I want this outdoor warrior Jeep Wrangler so I can go offroading (or shopping, one of the two - because anyone who knows me knows that the image below is something that will never happen to me if I can help it). But no one would ever dare steal a parking spot away from me at Target ever again if I were driving this baby:

Well, it was nice to dream...


Highmaintenancemom said...

you're too funny! My vote is for the red mini cooper! Just your size...just kidding!! :-)

Karmela said...

If you ever, EVER get a hold of that orange bug, watch out! You better install an alarm AND a some kind of ghetto car lock to prevent me from stealing it!

Karmela said...

Oh, and as long as we're dreaming about owning badass retro muscle cars, I want either this or this.

Man on hood optional. But like the doc said, "If you're going to build a time machine, why not do it with some style?"

meridith said...

I thought I was the only one who wanted a 1950s blue pickup. That has been my impractical car choice forever. The first family car I can actually remember was a little orange hatchback. It wasn't a bug but something similarly 70s. I have to say I am pretty fond of my american made ford focus hatchback and gas mileage is great. I am just jealous that they are putting this sync program into the 2008 models and I can't have it. But have you thought of a hybrid? The prius is all the rage out here. At least 50mpg. And when gas is anywhere from 3.25 - 3.65 it pays.

Hazel Designs said...

HMM, the Mini and I totally fit together :)

K, didn't the Delorean go only up to 88 mph??? I may have to resort to duct taping the door of that orange Bug - how's that for ghetto.

Meri, I actually want a hybrid! They're so quiet! But the price hike from a regular to a hybrid is pretty steep.

mom2amara said...

You are just like Dad2Amara! His dream car is a 65 Mustang...but in red!