11.20.2009

of cars and driving


After buying me my Canon dslr camera, my husband has been vocal about living a frugal life in the coming months. He wants to save up for a bigger expense which he hopes to happen late next year. So what is he obsessed about? That would be buying our own car! I love the idea of him saving up for it. He intends to buy just a sedan, but I prefer a pick-up for traveling purposes. To drive a maroon-colored
Chevrolet Silverado won't hurt! It's big and bulky and is a good all-around truck conducive for a rough ride.

This early, I have reminded him to brush up on vehicle issues such as maintenance, auto repair and brake job. We are both clueless on this area so reading on it will be beneficial for us. I have heard friends discussing stuff such as brake pad, spark plug, exhaust and emission --- and I admit, my head spins whenever the pantry topic switches to that.

A friend who lives in Dallas, Texas recently bought her Ford SUV. The photos she has sent us leaves me green with envy because of 2 things: the liberty she enjoys as she confidently drives plus the knowledge and experience she is gaining on auto maintenance. She honestly tells me though, that she is still dependent on Dallas auto repair for major car issues. As for me, first-hand experience on driving will have to be put on hold. I'll have to be bookish for now as I read on stuff about cars and driving.

4 comments:

Joanne MV said...

Wow! May DSLR ka na :) That means more pictures.

I was thinking of buying a Panasonic Lumix next year but I have to wait for the latest model :)

Joanne MV said...

The DSLR is very timely for the two of you. Tomorrow is the start of Pyro Musical Olympics :)

Joanne MV said...

I hope we can watch tomorrow since we're residing in Makati...malapit lang sya :)

blackwatertown said...

Good luck with the car buying, though when I was living in a city, I used to wonder if it would be better/cheaper just to rent one whenever it was needed for long journeys, and use public transport the rest of the time. Since moving to a village, we've discovered that bicycling most places is possible, but it's often great to drive.