A Southern Fried Mess

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Don’t laugh, It’s paid for…

This past weekend, hubby, the kids, and I went and picked up my new car. Well, It’s not exactly new… more like ‘old’ new.

It’s a BMW 325i—-’89 model. Yes, that’s right; It’s from the eighties. The car is almost 20 years old! But boy does she purr and drive like a dream—very smooth for a standard. We only shelled out 2 grand for the car too.

We decided that since most of the kids will be in school this year, leaving the littlest one with me—and she will be doing pre-school three times a week— that a more gas efficient car was needed.

My new baby gets 30 miles to the gallon verses 12 with my  SUV. I absolutely love it!  True, it doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles that nowaday cars come with, but who cares. It has air and a CD player and that’s all that matter’s to me.No longer will I have to fill up each and everyday. No longer will I have to spend a small fortune just to go to the store and run errands. I’m in heaven, I tell ya, heaven.

Plus as an extra added bonus, according to every other BMW fan out there, I’ve got a car that people love to race. Can’t say that I see it just by looking at it, but it apparently has got a very powerful engine under the hood. We’ve already had offers of people wanting to buy it from us for twice what we paid for it— and I don’t even have the license plate for it yet!

So laugh if you will at how old my car is or what it looks like, but like the bumper sticker says: it’s paid for (as are all of our cars). Translated into: I don’t have a car note and my baby could smoke yours in the quarter mile any day of the week. Bring it on, honey…bring it on!

July 7, 2008 - Posted by | family, kids, life, Uncategorized | ,


  1. that’s AWESOME! congrats on the new (used) car!

    I feel like I’m in college again, just getting my first set of wheels.

    Comment by adam | July 7, 2008 | Reply

  2. 30 mpg…much better than the SUV. And you can say you have a BMW.

    I filled up last Friday and haven’t had to fill up yet. If I was in the SUV, I would have had to put gas in it at least three times already.

    Hubby wants to change cars with me. He drives a ’96 BMW roadster (he traded his truck which got 8 miles to the gallon for it a year or two back). It’s a cool car, I have to admit, but mine drives much better than his.

    Oh, btw…did i mention that I drive a BMW?! 😉

    Comment by morethananelectrician | July 7, 2008 | Reply

  3. Very NICE!!!

    Ha, ha! 🙂 Glad you like it……..

    Comment by Eirene | July 7, 2008 | Reply

  4. I’m envious! I drive an SUV and while I LOVE it, I hate paying for gas. But it’s almost paid off so looks like I’ll be keeping it. But I still covet your new car. Congrads!

    Thanks. We have an SUV also, and while it get’s terrible gas mileage like you said, it too is paid for. Plus, we still have to keep it so that when we go places as a family, we can all fit into one car. That’s what happens when there’s seven of us.

    Comment by bluesuit12 | July 8, 2008 | Reply

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