Wednesday, January 9, 2013
This is leather?
Chris and I had decided to wait to purchase a larger vehicle until we saved more cash but when the engine started to sputter on the 'silver beast', the registration arrived in the mail and the smog was due, we changed our minds.
We shopped around on a very rainy December 31st. I explained what I wanted and what I was willing to pay. "Would you like leather?" the salesman asked.
"How much extra is that?"
He pulled out his invoice and pointed at the addition.
I coughed. Sometimes I forget how cheap the Koreans make cars.
We got the leather. I'm fairly certain the only animal who lost skin for me was a yak. Cows just ain't that cheap.
The car also has an 'ECO' light that illuminates when you drive 'green'. If you don't accelerate too quickly, brake suddenly, and sit idling your engine for 20 minutes while applying a final layer of mascara before work, the light comes on. It's supposed to alleviate the guilt some feel because they drive an SUV (I feel none of this guilt).
I have seen this light illuminated once...
while Chris was driving.
Even my car tells me I'm bad for the planet.
I love the car. It's great. Yak and all.