Thursday, July 07, 2005
Got my car detailed today. Looks like a million bucks! Thankfully didn't cost me a million bucks (but wasn't cheap, even with my discount).
It feels brand new though, it is so clean. Gone are the signs of winter, the salty, dirty carpets. No more dusty dash. No more dirty windshield - on the inside.
I love my moonroof, have I mentioned that? The best thing I ever did was finally get a car with one in it. Great in the summer, and allows the sunshine in on a cold winter day. I never pull the shade shut.
Now if it will just spontaneously heal itself from the time I whacked the front end against a really high curb at A&W, I'll be all set. Not looking forward to paying for that little boo-boo. You can actually barely notice it until you're up close - scratches all along the bottom of the front bumper and a crack in the bumper behind the license plate. Already I have dropped a printer on it, gotten rear-ended, and had mysterious dent appear back in May when I was in Moncton. It attracts its share of damage, and being a lease, I have to make sure the stuff gets fixed. Since the front end is plastic and won't rust, I am delaying the repairs on it until just before I return it. I have a bad habit of whacking the air dam due to the fact that it is so low, so inevitably if I get the front fixed now, I'll have to do it again before I return the car.
This is actually the second of this car that I've had. I got this one 2 years ago, before that I had the exact same car, in silver, for 3 years. I liked this car enough to get it twice. It "corners like it's on rails" as they say in Pretty Woman. It has a lot of power on the highway. I can easily do 140km/h without noticing. Actually I have to use cruise control to make sure I'm not going too fast :S