#78 – Buy a new car (we’ve got wheels!)

by Elizabeth on March 28, 2009 · 2 comments

in 101 in 1001, Life

Part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge.

After twelve months of working on my list I decided to review all my goals. I made sure that my 101 things still reflected the things that were most important to me and were still achievable. Right from the start I gave myself permission to replace tasks that no longer inspired me with something equally challenging.

There was really only one item that didn’t “fit”, so it got the flick.

It happened to coincide with a time when we were beginning to talk about buying a car. We’ve been so lucky to live in an area that is serviced well by public transport, so it has been very easy to be carless for the past 18 months. Every so often we’ve treated ourselves to a hire car for a special occasion, but on the whole we’ve coped really well with the tram system. The ability to buy our groceries online definitely contributed to our sanity throughout this period.

Anyway, we have reached the point where we really want to explore beyond the tram tracks, particularly on weekends. It’s especially timely now that daylight savings is about to end and the days will start to get shorter, colder and wetter. I certainly have no intention of trading in my monthly tram ticket, but I can’t even begin to explain how luxurious it will be to bring home a 12-pack of toilet paper without having to march it home on foot along a busy road!

This morning we signed up for this cute little number – a Mazda2 Maxx in metropolitan grey.



I can’t wait until we can pick it up in a week or so! I’m sure that I can put our new car to good use with some of the other tasks on my list too.

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olivia March 29, 2009 at 11:47 am

Love it! The Mazda 2 looks so nice and if I was going to get one I’d get that colour too (yes, I have thought about it).


Elizabeth March 30, 2009 at 8:27 pm

It’s cute, right? I like that it’s more compact than the Mazda3 too, it’s just the right size.

The colour is gorgeous in the sun, thanks to the mica mixed through the paint. Prettier than metallic because of all the colours it refracts.


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