Last week I received the sad news that my dependable 2006 Toyota Corolla needed more work that I was willing to pay for. With 350K miles on it, I accepted the fact that I needed a new car. This car, that I bought new on President’s Day 2006, has been the best car I’ve ever had for durability and dependability. It was also a pretty red color that I loved.
Nevertheless, I read the writing on the wall and my husband and I started looking for a new-to-me car to take its place. (Even though we are both retired, our schedules are so different we each have to have a vehicle.) And I insisted I wanted another Toyota Corolla, red if possible.
After searching for two days, we test drove one black Corolla, but it didn’t seem right. Then, last Thursday, we went to the Fredricksburg area where there were several dealerships with used Toyotas. We saw another couple of black ones, had lunch, then went to a third dealership that said they had a red Corolla.
Well, it actually was orange. But I test drove it anyway, and it was love at first sight. As soon as I sat down in it, it felt right–just like I was sitting in my old car when it was new. I test drove it and I was sold.
I call the color Autumn Splendor and it will go perfectly with my Jenna Jaxon license plate when I transfer it over.
It’s a 2013 with less than 100,000 miles, so I’m expecting this to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship!