New Car Smell. Wonder if it could be bottled up and sold. There is nothing quite like it. Our last brand spanking new car, complete with that new car smell, was a 1985 Chevy Caprice bought in June 1985. Chris was 4 1/2 months old. Chris is now 28 years old, a college graduate about to start a Master’s program in August and an accounting internship in January. We’ve owned a Chevette, a Buick Regal our kids referred to as The Bomb (and not in a good way), 5 Suburbans, both of Mama’s Cavaliers and a pickup truck in the years since we bought that Caprice over the phone, sight unseen. All of the vehicles since then have, however, been used when we got them so their new car smell had long been worn away. I don’t mind used; each vehicle served us well and most were sold to other people when we finished with them. On the other hand, there is something special about “that new car smell”.
Last night, after a year of saving, 6 months of discussion and a month of active looking/discussion/research, we bought another brand spanking new car. Terry originally thought he wanted an Impala but I suggested something else and, after some more research, a test drive, a borrowed vehicle weekend and proof of the gas mileage it gets, the something else won out.
A Crossover Designed to Encourage Freedom
Chevy Equinox is engineered with road trips in mind— whether it’s to work in the morning— a weekend excursion or cross country vacation, Equinox is up to the task. Meticulous craftsmanship and upscale appointments will appeal to your stylish side while 32 MPG highway† will appeal to your sensible side.
Equinox is ideal for both family and friends. Equinox seats five comfortably and offers the most rear-seat legroom in its class, available Chevrolet MyLink connects you like nothing else. It also offers advanced safety and security features for any road trip. This is the crossover you’ve been waiting for.
We borrowed one from the dealership last weekend for Terry to try out. It fit his height and legs perfectly in a 10 minute test drive but what about on a road trip? After a drive to Bonham and back he was confident that this crossover was the vehicle for us. The Equinox is going to be Terry’s car and our family/road trip car and I’ll continue to drive the pickup to and from school. He’s kind enough to share the Equinox with me and he let me drive it home last night. It has lots of bells and whistles, many of them standard equipment due the trim package level of the particular one we bought – which is NOT the highest trim package – and the combination of great mileage and back seat leg room may have been what sold us on this little SUV/Crossover.
After driving either a black Suburban or pick up truck or a white Suburban or Cavalier since 1996 we decided to add some color into our lives with this purchase.
On my way outside to start setting the radio stations and whatnot to our preferences. And to enjoy that New Car Smell.
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Happy Birthday, Daddy. I miss you but I know last June 28, 2012 was your time.
If you have little ones or are the grandma of little ones please take the time to read this young mother’s tale.