With the double stroller looming before me like gangrene, I have come to the jarring realization that I might probably possibly definitely most likely, need a bigger car. One with a trunk the size of Kansas. And higher up so my back stops resembling a sapling in a strong wind.
Since me driving a mini-van is about as likely as me walking out of the house with maxi-pads as shoulder pads, I’ve turned my search to the world of SUV.
First of all, fuel for these suckers is atrocious so I narrowed my search to hybrids. In this category I found appalling results; in most cases, a hybrid SUV still drives fewer miles than your regular, run-of-the-mill sedan. Two however, stood out amongst the rest (and I’m excluding the small cross-over versions, like the Honda CRV, which would be no help in the trunk department). The Toyota Highlander and the Lexus RX450 were the only SUV options to have everything I needed and excellent gas mileage.
So there I am, on Lexus’ website building my RX450 when what do I see but the Lexus LF-LC, a concept car coming to a galaxy near you. Wow is that thing pretty and flashy and shiny and exciting. So then I start looking at their other high performance vehicles and low and behold, there’s an LFA for a measly $375,000. Pshaw. And then of course I find myself typing in Aston Martin. Did you know you can get a pre-owned Aston Martin? It’s true. For $50,000 you too can have a Vantage. What a deal!
I hate car shopping. I hate huge strollers. And most of all, I hate that my money tree out back seems to have missed the company memo. I asked for a tree with Franklins, not Washingtons! My Bentley SUV is killing me with 2 miles per gallon.