If you guys only knew what I went through to get that car… they couldn’t get one, then they could, and then they couldn’t again. And then they could only get it in an automatic, which I’m still struggling to live with at the moment.
Oh, and in the meantime, my old car’s electrical system crapped out, so I needed to make that deal toot sweet. All in all, it was a close thing.
But I’m happy. And so is Robin, because now she can drive the monster, whereas before she wouldn’t have been able to due to it being a five-speed.
But MAN, 140 horses on that bad boy! Traction control! Loaded! I’m like a little schoolboy with a new toy right now.
I loved, loved, loved my Cavalier. I had a 2000 model. It’s great on gas, it’s comfortable, and it looked snazzy. Did I say I loved it? Stoopid having to sell it when I moved. Yay my parents bought it, and I drove it again while home visiting, and they’ll be driving it down here this month. Yay!
Congratulations! (Sniff) Our young Dave is all grown up! Wife, child, and snazzy new car all in the same year! And Robin will look much better in that than in the Dave Mobile. (Which I also had one of, coincidentally. 95 LX model).
I used to work in the plant where they build those. I started right around the time they did the model change-over in '95 - which was when this version of the Cavalier and the Sunfire came to be. She’s a good little vehicle.