I shuck out cars -- fast. Commuting 120 miles a day racks up the miles. So I always look for good buys in used vehicles. We've found that we really like the old luxury models with big engines -- they get decent gas mileage on the highway (which is what all our miles are) and are so C-O-M-F-O-R-T - able to go down the road in. Real Road Lizards.
Several Months ago I spied a real buy in the classifieds. 2004 Lincoln Towncar, low miles, good condition. $Low Bucks!! YES, this I gotta go see.
So I call and the lady says the car is in the lot where her husband works with a For Sale sign on it. Drive by.
And there it sat in all it's glory - the buy of the year EXCEPT
IT was a deep purple.....and I do Mean Purple!!!
AMERICAN FLAGS on both front fenders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the heck????
It was positively the most gawdy ugly thing I've ever set eyes on.
Hubby looks at me. I look at Hubby.......Hubby says "you could paint it"........"Sure, I could paint and when I found out what it will cost, we won't do it. And I will be stuck. Not only NO but HXXX NO! Not even if it's FREE."
And the last I Knew it was still there with it's For Sale sign.
Even a Bargain Hunter has to have her Standards. I'm still driving the Yaris so you know mine are not all that High.......