Saturday, March 31, 2012


 When I last wrote, I was awaiting the arrival of my best friends flight from Texas. I am happy to say that he arrived on schedule and we spent a great night together catching up and reminiscing. We stayed up way to late and didn't sleep enough.

In the morning, he had to leave to go to his Great-Grandmother's funeral. When he left, he took with him a piece of my heart and of course, the Pugsmobile. 

He looks so natural behind the wheel and is delighted to have the honor of continuing a long well loved life for this car.
That's when the stress started for me. I just sold my car! 
The car that I wanted was being very elusive.
The dealer could not find any in the style or color that I wanted in a 500 mile area. 

I started looking myself. I put out a search on the internet as well as making phone calls. Nobody but nobody could find one. I knew what I wanted and wasn't going to settle for anything less. As I always preach, I put it out there to the Universe and trusted that the car would show up.

In the middle of the night, I started to have a twinge of doubt. I started looking at alternatives and asking myself what I would be willing to accept. But I wasn't ready to give up on what I wanted just yet.
Then at 11:30am Thursday, my phone rang. It was a dealership about an hours drive away. They wanted to know if I still wanted the car that I was looking for. They informed me that they had one matching the description that I had given! The only catch was that it was used, instead of new. Being that they just came out with this car, I was confused. who would return such a new car? 

It turns out that a local film company had purchased the car to film a commercial. They put a whole 300 miles on it and then sold it back to the dealership. They then asked me if I still was interested.

Obviously, I said yes.

After working a 16 hour day/night, I got myself a little nap while my husband went to work. When he came home, we were out the door to battle the rush hour traffic in Detroit and the rain/hail storm that we had to drive through to get to the dealership. After all the paperwork was completed, I drove home in my new car. 

It's a 2012 Hyundai Veloster. 
Loaded with every option there is. I'd compare it to driving an I-pad.
With a 7 inch touch-pad computer for navigation and entertainment, the fun never ends.

Here I am showing the drivers side, which has one large door. Something that a good coupe would have. Also something that I have missed for the last 8 years. I got so tired of bumping my knee on the door frame.
In the interest of Pugsley, the wonder-dog, you can see here, that the passenger side has two doors. Like a good sedan does. One door for his short Daddy, one door for Pugs and One door for his tall Daddy on the other side.

All high-tech equipment and features throughout. I think we are going to love the new Pugsmobile.

The LED lights and the blue accents on the wheels is only a hint as to what awaits inside. Under the panoramic sun-roof is an interior that glows a soft blue around all the gauges and switches. The touchscreen controls the bluetooth phone and mp3 players as well as gives me a full color image of the navigational controls. It has XM Satellite Radio built in with the CD,AM,FM tuner. It even tells you in real time what kind of mileage you are getting. Already I've seen 45mpg and it's averaging in traffic, 33mpg.

This car hugs the road with no body roll at all. It hugs the corners like nothing I've ever driven. I wish the hearse was this nice to drive.

Once again, the power of positive thinking proves that all things are possible when you just believe.
I know now, that I can do anything, if I made this car appear out of no where.

I'm just afraid that someday soon, I'll be watching the television and see my car sliding sideways on some test track. But, it's got a good home now.


MorningAJ said...

What a pretty car and such a gorgeous colour! The universe came up trumps for you.

sophie...^5 said...

You are never going to want to leave the car...may as well sell the abode!lol

Jim said...

It's all Karma I tell you! Look at you and your new car! Mr.Cool! It does sound great Stew and I am sure you three will LOVE it. Congrats!

Jack said...

Holy Moly!! Car looks great!!!

Stew said...

You might be right Sofiedoodle.

Stew said...

So much to learn about this thing.
I think my tablet computer is jealous. It froze up the second I pulled the car into the driveway.

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Mitchell is Moving said...

Wow! Congrats on the new car. I LOVE the idea of one door on the driver side and two on the passenger side. What a concept!

Stew said...

The best of both worlds.

Erwin Calverley said...

Cheers to your awesome car! It's, indeed, very much worthy of the wait and the excitement. Actually, it's a Veloster, and my friend owns one just like that. The color you chose is perfect for the sporty look of compact cars and coupes.

Andrea Martin said...

Sweet! I got a new car last week and now planning to drive it around the town this coming weekend.

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Rhonda Burgess said...

That looks exactly like the model that Lee Min Ho drove in City Hunter. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with that TV series, but it’s no surprise that the makers chose a Hyundai Veloster, since this car is very stylish and racey, which is just perfect for action-packed tv shows. I bet you’re having a great time driving this baby around.

Rhonda Burgess @ Bob Dunn Hyundai

Damon Sherman said...

The car looks great! Not to mention all the special features included in it. The exterior design of the 2012 model still amazes me, it still sends out a modern look for cars. Anyway, how is the car holding up? Thanks for sharing this post with us, Stew. Have a great day!

Damon Sherman @ Butler Hyundai