We had a friend that was a broker for high line vehicles, so he helped us dump hated car and find the right mini van. We had a specific color and interior we wanted and a list of options we were looking for on the new ride. Bingo. Scott called, he had found the perfect mini van. A 1991 Dodge Caravan LE, gold with gold interior and all the options we had requested. He purchased the vehicle for us and put it on a flat bed truck and drove it from Lawrenceville to East Point, where my office was located. I was so excited.
When Scott arrived with the new mini van my entire office followed me to the parking lot to see this new ride. It was really pretty, all sporty, two toned, the top part was gold and the bottom was a dark taupe with a tiny horizontal red strip down the side with lots of bells and whistles that we had never had on a vehicle. As soon as I opened the door I was sick. It had red and taupe stripes on the seats! I didn't want seats with stripes, I wanted the light gold interior. Scott was sick, because he has purchased the vehicle. Wouldn't you know it, my husband was out of town and here I am trying to make a life decision without him. We only buy vehicles about every 15 years or so and this was a major decision. One of my dear friends, Robin, said the stripes would hide all the dirt on the seats. She had two little boys and was thinking practical. I was thinking, "I don't want those stripes." I finally made a management decision for our household and decided we would keep the minivan in spite of the stripes on the seats. Robin also suggested we couldn't see the strips with our back side on the seats. She was right. When we took possession of the van it has 18 miles on the odometer.
|End of an era.|
It was a bitter/sweet sight as the truck hauled our van away ending an era. Actually my husband was greatly relieved, as soon as we fixed one problem another one would pop up, so he wasn't as sad as I was to see it leave. Now I have to figure out how to deal with another deficiency...oil on the driveway. A lot of oil. Any suggestions?