Achtung! Mein schönes neues Auto

The NOW Magazine Christmas party was last night. I don’t work for them. I don’t really know anyone there. But I still went anyway. Any excuse to wear leather pants and get free drinks.

But enough about that.

Volkswagen always says “On the road of life there are passengers and there are drivers. Drivers wanted.” Well good news, kids… Drivers found! At least one, that is. Me.

In January I will be the proud owner of a new 2005 VW Beetle. (Color to be determined) I’m working out the final details with VW Sales Dude who remembered me from my drooling and fawning over the VW bug that was in the show room last time I was in there. Naturally I played it cool and came across as someone who was only “slightly interested”, instead of someone who was about to grow a nut – and then bust it with excitement over the idea of driving a Beetle. (Which I totally was, in case you’re wondering.)

The Beetle that will be mine (again, once all the I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed and a color that won’t make me look like a clown driving to work is chosen.) is a 2.0 L, automatic ESP/LUX model (whatever the hell that means) It’s cute, gets good mileage and if I want to buy it outright it will only cost me $22,500 bucks. The best deal yet! With $5,000 down, it comes to about $480 a month and I own the mofo in 36 months! But I’m playing it smart and leasing it.

Reason being that in 3 years I’ll be 33 and it’s about then that it becomes not-so-cool for a single girl who works in Journalism to be driving a Beetle. Then again, if you’re a single girl who works in journalism and you drive a Beetle and you can make it work for you, then more power to ya. As for me, the bug will be in my life for three years – max.

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