Saturday, April 19, 2008

Farewell to an old friend

It's time to say farewell to an old friend of mine. This friend has been a loyal and good friend. This friend has been with me through many miles and many smiles, through rain sleet and snow. But, as with all things, it had to come to an end. I never really envisioned it to be like this though. So, just to let you know who this friend is, it's my car lol. I bought this car about 5 years ago, and it has been through alot with me. It's had some major work done to it(the engine was rebuilt), but otherwise has been a good car. I've put many trouble free miles on it, but with the odometer reading 171,000 +, it was time to end my relationship with it. Skittles and I had been looking around for a good used one to avoid paying high insurance bills and high payments also. Well, just on a whim, we stopped by a local Lincoln Mercury dealer to see what was on the lot. To our amazement there was a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis with only 24,000 miles on it. The proverbial little old lady from Pasadena's car. We took it for a drive and decided it was the car we wanted/needed. It's roomy and comfy. Plus it's replacing a Grand Marquis of 93 vintage. Here's what it looks like. I didn't take any pics of the old one as it wasn't worth it. It had damage from a deer accident and was 2 different colors. So without further ado, heres George( we always name our cars). Till next time BYE!!




8 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

Holy crap - I can't believe that George is a 1999!!! He certainly does NOT look 9 years old! WOW - you guys got an awesome find... congratulations!

Mike said...

Ummm, George is actually a girl lol. Just a nick you know :) But thanks.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

It looks great! Enjoy it!

Katney said...

Only 171,000 miles? I have 323,000 and counting. I'm glad you found what was just right for you.

The Bee said...

It really looks new!

Mike said...

Katney, although it may have had only 171,000 miles, it was starting to get rust in places and all the way through the sheet metal. Michigan winters lol.

Gretchen said...

Hard to say good bye to a good and loyal friend like that! When hubby traded in his daddymobile, I had to do an entire scrapbook layout on it.

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Um, yeah, that doesn't look spruce green to me... ?? It's not a bad color, though. :) Congrats on the new car!