Thursday, July 16, 2009

i think sam is dying

sam is my jeep. ha, you probably thought sam was a person and you were expecting some sad, heartwrenching story about good old sam that would make you cry. you like that, don't you blog world? i am convinced that you love reading about tragedies, heartbreak, sadness, and shitty things. that is, as long as they're happening to someone else and not you.

anyway.. it's true. one day, sam is just going to croak on me. it will probably be this weekend while i'm driving from san francisco to los angeles. *omg, please don't die sam, please don't die* or maybe it will be while i'm driving from la to san diego? *nooooooooo* the thing is, i don't want sam to die. i love my jeep. truly i do. but sam is such a big boy now! he's 9 years old and in car years... that's almost an eternity!

so i've been thinking about cars and good lord, do i even like any cars out there? or do i only like suv's? and it's true.. i really am an suv kinda girl. i always swore that i was getting a 4 runner next. but really, i can't deal with the gas anymore. it's too fucking expensive. and i'm kind of sick of having to fill my tank up every 5 days. whatever, filling my car up that much is cheaper than having a car payment AND still having to pay for gas. it's been nice not having a car payment, you know?

i really like the new audi a4's. and i saw one this morning and almost started humping my steering wheel. those cars are fucking hot. i would look amazing in that car. ha! you see where this is going.. cars ster would look hot in. bmw of course.. audi.. and that's it. i really don't like too many cars out there!

i guess my point is.. what kind of car do you have and do you like it? if you have an old sucky car, then tell me what car you want next! what kind of car should i get? (don't say prius because even though they are way roomier than they look and they get unfuckingbelievable gas mileage, i don't like them and i don't want one. sorry prius owners but you know your car isn't cute and it's not why you bought it in the first place.. admit it.)

25 comments:

Becky said...

i have no advice about a new car BUT i just came to mourn the loss of sam. he was good to you. and the few times i rode in him, he was good to me too ;)

jennster said...

BECKY! HE IS NOT DEAD YET!!!!!!!!! stop mourning the living!!!!! LOL

corrinrenee said...

I have a 2010 Prius and I love love love it. It's a little higher up than a sedan so it's easy to get in and out of and it has tons of room. 55 mpg doesn't hurt, either.

jennster said...

55 mpg?!?! jesus. that's enough to make me THINK about getting a not cute car. lol

Becca said...

I love SUV's! I want a 4Runner. But right now I drive a 2005 Toyota Camry... thank god it is loaded or it would be a total grandma car! Hmm, I think you should get an SUV. you do seem like an SUV type of person- I think you and that Hummer fit very nicely together the other day... oh and I'm soooo sorry to hear about Sam! lol

Petunia Face said...

I had a 4Runner and loved it. Hated the gas mileage, of course, but the car was awesome.

Now I have a sucky old Honda station wagon. My dream car is an Audi station wagon, or a Mercedes station wagon. I love how Mercedes age...

Issas Crazy World said...

I've got a VW Tourig. And holy hell it's expensive but I super heart it.

My husband has a Lincoln Navigator that is creeping up there. Not sure what we will get next. I'd love to have hybrid ones, but we need the big honking SUV's to become Hybrids first.

Alison said...

I know you hate when someone has the same car as you so I will tell you now that Chris and I are looking into an Audi for him. Just so you know. I think you would look very hot in it, but if you don't want the same car as someone you know, I'm giving you a very valid reason to buy a BMW instead. :)

I have a 2003 Trailblazer and it has been good to us. It is paid off now and still looks new so I can't complain. Back when we bought it, we wanted a Pilot, but Chevy was doing the no-interest financing, so we went with them. I'm happy with it. By the way, her name is Tabitha. Before her, I had a Jetta named Joan. Get it? Joan Jetta. Ha.

jennster said...

ali- NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! you just go ahead and get him like the audi a6 a8 or q5 or some shit like that. NOT THE A4!

jennster said...

or at least DON'T GET IT IN BLACK!

Alison said...

It will probably be an A6 in black or silver. But not until next spring at the earliest. Unless his POS craps out on him sooner. :)

jennster said...

oh phew.. that's fine then. he can get an A6.. just NO A4. thank you. yes, i am crazy. ali knows this and still loves me. lol

Andie said...

I think your car & my car are on the same plan because you know I'm debating over a new car purchase.

What kind of car is sam, anyhow?

Scott wants me to get an Audi A4, but I can't afford it.

But like I mentioned on my blog, I'm leaning toward the BMW that a friend of ours has for sale, should the repairs on my car wind up being super pricey.

Daddy Dan said...

My wife has a Toyota Highlander and she really loves it. It's an SUV, but on the small side. It gets pretty good gas mileage too, about 20 mpg or so.

Jill said...

After my car got squashed by the tree we bought a Saturn Vue Hybrid that gets about 32 on the highway and about 26 or so in town. It is all wheel drive and I think they are cute, you may not think so but its roomy inside, gets great mileage and we got the loaded one in black. I saw one in blue the other day I liked too. Its a thought.

Alison said...

Chris says the A6 is too expensive, so it probably will be an A4. But in silver, not black. Or, we might look at the Passats because you can get more car for less money. Anyway, it's going to be awhile.

Martha said...

I just got the new Hon.da Minivan, love it. Yes, a major suburbanite and proud of it. Prius look like a soapdish or something.

Anonymous said...

i just bought a pontiac g6! It is amazing. Fast, sexy, and good on gas. All good things!!!

Grand Pooba said...

Ooooohhhh, poor Sam!

I was relieved to find out he is a jeep and not your dog!

It's okay, all jeeps go to heaven!

TechnoBabe said...

I have a '05 Kia. Great gas mileage and can drive in the snow and ice and I am SAFE in winter. I can buzz all over town and on the freeway in winter and stay on the road. I have a few friends who own Prius and they are happy with them. Maybe you could use Sam as a giant flower pot in the yard or something useful like that when he bites the dust.

Miss M said...

Hubs just got a 2010 Subaru Forrester. It has really good clearance (you can't get it stuck anywhere) and while I find it to be hideous, it is super fast, and sorta mini-SUV-ish. But a little ugly. OK, a lot ugly. But it will last forever (that just means it will be ugly forever).

Mbdiamond said...

I'm no help... I'd vote for the SUV too - neither cheap, nor good on gas!

It's an awesome time to buy any vehicle though - they're practically GIVING them away with all their troubles. I just bought a new Grand Caravan in Jan for litterally 1/2 the price I'd paid for my 2003!

We bought a new Hundai Accent for a 2nd vehicle... it's too tiny for me really - but super quick and the mileage blows 'yer mind... and there's NOTHING for maintenance - those foreign jobs are built to last (like domestics used to be!)

Anne said...

If you get an a4 just don't total it 5 days after your birthday.

Also, I had the 3L and the best gas mileage I got was like 22, AND the maintenance after the warranty will be pricey.

Ericka said...

i have a jeep cherokee that is also aging. i LOVE jeep, but the gas mileage, it sucks. i've been thinking about getting a car to play with - i really miss a manual transmission. maybe a camero? i dunno.

fo said...

does sam still have my sunglass case?