I spent prom night of my senior year of highschool in the hospital because an impatient woman ran a stop sign and wrecked my beloved 1991 Lexus LS400 that I got for my 17th birthday. Months after the incident I was car-less and had to borrow my sister’s Chevy Malibu to go everywhere. My dad, feeling sorry for me and my inability to freely go where I needed to, stepped in on my 18th birthday to fund the down payment of my current car, the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5s with airbourne capabilities and a 175hp engine that is powered by a juiced-up rat in a wheel.
For the duration of the lease I faithfully made payments and kept her clean, even though she was the victim of 3 hit-and-runs, 2 key-ings, and 6 drive-by hissings. I took her places, bought her shoes, and washed her all the time, but now, her time is over.
Stay with me, I’m going somewhere here.
Once again my dad came to my rescue and discussed his plan to give me a certain amount of money to fund a portion of the price of my next car. He suggested that I take the money and buy a used Hyundai Elantra, but sorry…I’m just not a used Hyundai Elantra type of guy.
I narrowed my coices to three cars:
- Audi A8
- BMW 740il
- My dream coffee colored Lexus LS400
After looking for 10 days, I found THE CAR.
I assessed my finances, came up with a way to pay for the car without selling my body, and then bought it. Now, I am (once again) the owner of a sweet new fully loaded Lexus LS400, the family’s 5th and most beautiful Lexus to date. The strange thing is that it’s almost the exact car that I asked for last year, with the omission of chrome wheels.
Sorrowfully, this story doesn’t have a fairy-tale ending. Due to the money I’ll be paying Nissan for the overage miles and “wear-and-tear” on my Altima, Nissan is predicting a huge boost in third quarter earnings. I will be spending the next few years using my new car as a cab to pay back the Nissan mafia. How bittersweet!