I got my car last week, and it is… just awesome. I haven’t posted it about so far because I’ve been getting a feel for it, and didn’t want to jinx it by saying I loved it, only to discover some horrible flaw.
It’s such a fun car. I chuckle every time I glance behind me as I walk away from it; it’s so tiny, but it doesn’t feel small once I’m inside. The trompe l’oeil is titillating. I’ve spent the last week drive an unusually large amount. I drove over to my folks’ place just to have cereal. I’ve spent the past week sleep over at boyfriend’s place because the drive is no longer arduous. My little Italian car. I’m enjoying it so much.
The engine makes this nice little purring sound when I accelerate through first gear. The wheel turns so easily at low speeds, I’m still getting used to it. The little blinkers on either side of the car are adorable and bright. The horn is polite and fully ignorable (might have to change that). The sound system’s fidelity is like crystal. The turning radius is laughably awesome. I loaded the back with my first groceries last night; they fit with plenty of room to spare.
I had to break in the engine by driving under 60mph for the first hundred or so miles. That was an educational experience. I’ve re-discovered a quiet level of gut-wrenching that I haven’t experienced since I first started driving. Even in the slow lane, irritated drivers tailgate, then zoom past me, furious that I would obey the speed limits in an obviously new car. I’ve been cut off several times because I don’t bother speeding up to stop the offenders. I can’t risk anyone tapping my beautiful new machine; plus I’m leaving the turbo button alone for now, and don’t have the pickup without it to cause any real trouble.
Surprisingly, I’ve actually enjoyed driving more slowly. The whole experience of the car is heightened and stress-free. I’m going to have to spend more time in the middle lanes. The day I got it, on my drive home from Boyfriend’s place, a man in a Mercedes pulled up next to me at a stop light and asked me how much it was, and whether I liked it. I was all smiles.
No one else has driven it yet, though I’m going to offer the keys to Boyfriend for his birthday tomorrow. He’s such a cautious driver, and I’ve never sat in the passenger seat. Should be a fun time.
SIDE NOTE: I cannot wait to illustrate the title. Should be amazing. I have a vision!