We never really stopped looking for another vehicle for me, but I did stop obsessing about it. At the moment, we’re in negotiations. You see, we both love the Knight’s personal truck. Scratch that; all four of us love the truck. The girls have more room in his back seat than mine, although they still wad up in the middle. (Can you believe I don’t have a photo of them sleeping together in the car?!)
Anyway, what with the chiefmobile and his work truck, his personal truck sits undercover, unloved, so we’ve declared it our travel vehicle, at least until gasoline prices top $4 again. That opens up a new world of car shopping for me, because it means I don’t have to give a second thought to cargo room.
Now, I could be really practical and go sedan, as the Knight would like, but I don’t like cars. I’m a country girl, born and raised, and since I can’t toodle around on a big ol’ tractor, and since I do have enough decorum to realize dresses, heels and pick-ups don’t mix well, that still leaves me with SUVs, or preferably, a cross-over.
Now… here’s where I need your input. We’re having a premium fuel debate in The Woods. The Knight says it’s not a big deal, especially since many manufacturers “recommend” premium fuel but don’t require it. I say if they think we should use it, we should, and it gripes me to pay more for premium fuel if I’m not getting something out of it. (And we’re not looking for performance. I would rather have better fuel mileage.)
Am I being hard to get along with? I know a few of you have Subarus, which I think of as wonderful, practical cars, and they take premium fuel, so educate me here!
(Now, since it’s taken two hours to type this much, I’m going to publish. Some of it is because the girls wanted to go walk in the sunshine, and some of it is because of a customer, so I’m not REALLY complaining…)