Thursday, June 5, 2008

Introducing Betty III

As I mentioned yesterday, Ben and I were hoping to get a call from the dealership today so that we could go get our new car. What I really needed was the new car this morning - when it was raining torrentially. Betty II (yes, we name our vehicles and have just continued to apply the Betty name to all of the ones I drive) stalled once on the way in and sputtered a number of times. You better believe that I was hoping for that call from the dealership all the more! (Ben couldn't drive me in this morning because he had to drive down to northern Illinois for work. And he made me call him when I made it to work because he was afraid I might not make it. That's how bad things had gotten with Betty II.)

Well... we finally called the dealership because they didn't call us. Apparently the vehicle was there, but the running boards weren't installed (Ben thought this would be a nice option for me and for when we get a roof rack for the bikes). Because Ben leaves tomorrow, and we were pretty sure that he needed to sign some of the paperwork (which he did), we really wanted to get it today rather than waiting until we were both back from reunion.

Ben suggested to the dealer that we just pick up the vehicle today and schedule a time to get the running boards added later, which the dealership was amenable to, thankfully (heck - if the economy's so bad and American car makers are having a tough time of it, you'd certainly think that they'd want to be doing whatever they could to get these things off of the lot!).

So here she is - in our driveway! Vista Blue. Sunroof and satellite radio. Automatic (what a change!). Ours with just 42 miles on it. Poor Betty II has to sit outside until we figure out where exactly she is going. Anyone want a car that doesn't like the rain?

6 comments:

Tamara said...

Apparently Betty III arrived just in time based on the lake in my neighbors yard!! Sounds really nice -- you will have to take me for a spin sometime!

Anonymous said...

This is definitely a better color than the - is it "sage green" that jerry is?

Michelle said...

yes, you're right, Mom. It's better than light sage metallic!

Gabby said...

The car looks awesome (but then so do you and Ben). I can't believe you got an automatic finally. I will always fondly remember learning how to drive stick in ... Betty I or Betty II?

Michelle said...

yes, i have fond memories too of the trip to Minneapolis and teaching you stick in Betty II in the high school parking lot in Ann Arbor.

Wendy said...

Very cool Michelle, now you have a car that is MY favorte color so hmm I could just follow that awesome blue vehicle to Guild meetings and then I wont get lost get out there (roflol) Really is nice to have a sunroof, you will enjoy that alot, although I bet you will enjoy having a trustworthy car again MOST of all; I know that I do!!