20 March 2007

What should we name our new wabbit?

Let's have a moment of silence. Today, we traded in my beloved navy VW Beetle that I've driven for 7 years and left with a green VW Rabbit. Sigh. I knew I couldn't have the Beetle forever, but it was still hard to let go. I'm not the type of person who often chooses the "practical" route, but I admit it would have been awfully hard to cart our kids around in a few years in a 2-door blueberry egg :-\

As soon as I got behind the wheel to test-drive the Rabbit, I had accelerated to 80 mph in 2.5 seconds, and Steven's back was pinned to the seat. I looked over at him. His eyes were wide with terror and images of speeding tickets were dancing in his head.

"I want this one!" I exclaimed.

So the Rabbit drives like a dream, has a 6-CD changer, is a 2006 that was pre-owned by a VW exec., only has 10,000 miles, and it has my one prerequisite: a sunroof. It is honestly a way better car than my Beetle, although I'm mourning the loss of my bud vase and the ability to spot my recognizable car across any parking lot.

Moving on now...since my Beetle was my kindred spirit, I'm going to need to name the Rabbit something cute immediately in order to start the bonding process. Here's where you can help! Any suggestions? The only one I have so far is "Thumper". What do you think?


10 comments:

amy said...

I just love the comraderie among Volkwagen owners! :-) Congratulations on your new car Stine! It looks snazzy!

Lauren said...

wowzers. the end of an era, huh? i like thumper :)

Jenni said...

Beautiful car! I like Thumper, too. You will heal - my Mom got rid of her beetle and she is still happy. You've made me excited as well - I will trade the Monte Carlo in the near future, maybe for a Prius. Happy driving!

Farrah said...

I think you should name it something ironic like Zeus or Thor. I loved your description of Steven's wide eyes and laughed at "I want this one!". You guys make marriage seem like so much fun.

dad said...

Your doing it to me again. First it was India,then Africa,now screaming down the highway 80miles and hour. Are you trying to kill your poor dad with worry. Maybe you should have gotten something a little bigger and safer LIKE A HUMMER. How about BIG FOOT. Enjoy your new little pet.

Suz said...

*silence* goodbye sweet beetle, you took us on many wonderful road trips and i will miss you.

the new car looks great though and i can't wait to speed down the freeway with you in it. boyscout would like to meet him someday soon, hopefully by then he'll have a name. how about Bugsey? it works with the rabbit (bugs bunny anyone?) theme and helps keep the beetle alive just a little. or some name that refers to speed?

TLC said...

Xavier.

TLC said...

(pronounced "hah-vee-AIR"

Michelle said...

how fun! a new car! i like it!

Kristine said...

ah, i want a vw when i get a new car in like 8 years. by the way, christine - this is the kristine who always forgets her mocha club password and has to email you for it (I finally kept the email saved so I'll never forget!) Natalie Corn is one of my best friends and I happened to find your site through hers... I love your writing! :)