The Six Brown Chicks are hitting the road to meet and greet each of our blog correspondents in Detroit, Minneapolis, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Atlanta, D.C., and Texas. That is the plan.
But we’re not doing any of that if I can’t find a company car.
For the past several weeks, I have searched, online and in the flesh for a vehicle that best represents our personalities, handles well in unpredictable weather, and has great gas mileage. The car must be sturdy and sexy, not too flashy but not too plain either.
Oh, did I mention that the car must be affordable, because it must definitely be that. (My favorite test drive so far has been the Chevy Malibu.) I am being extra diligent in this car search because I have a habit of buying lemons.
The last time I bought a car that was worth every penny, I was a college student. My car was an $1800 1981 Buick Century that my dad and I bought from a police auction. My car was shaped like an undercover policeman’s car, and the fellas used to run when they saw me rolling down street. That car never broke down, she was a true bad ass, so I nicknamed her Christine.
Christine was a hell of a car.
Christine carried me all through undergrad, and she dependently made the journey from Chicago to Mississippi all four years of college. She was a great little old car, and I traded her for yet another police auction car, an Audi 5000. That car was beautiful with plush leather seats, but the Audi spent much of her time hoisted in some repairman’s garage. My Audi was a lemon; a beautiful, sexy, jet-black lemon that didn’t last a year. What a waste.
Cars.com Contest to Pay off Your Car Note
While car shopping online I stumbled upon the new Cars.com contest that will pay off someone’s car loan up to $25,000. How to enter: 1. On Twitter: Upload a photo of your new car + happy new car face. Use #newcarface and mention/tag @carsdotcom in your post. 2. On Instagram: Upload a photo of your new car + happy new car face. Use #newcarface and mention/tag @carsdotcom in your post. 3. On Facebook: Post a photo of your new car + happy new car face on the Cars.com Facebook wall (as a new post). Be sure to use #newcarface for your entry to be valid. For more info click here.
The manufacturer discontinued the car that is currently parked in my driveway so I don’t trust that one on the road. To be frank, I don’t trust that car more than a few blocks away from my home.
Like I said, we need a new company car. If you have any suggestions for an affordable, sexy, reliable vehicle that has great gas mileage, please let me know.
PS: No compensation was received by Chevrolet for the mention, it's just a blog.
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