Saturday, June 4, 2011

NQR–New Car Smell–Love It!

Don’t you just love the smell of a new car?  I know I do and it’s all mine.


I’ve driven a VW Beetle Convertible for many years and although I loved it, the inability to carry much of anything in it was getting old.  It was difficult for me to even load a sewing machine in it much less all the other junk stuff we quilters carry.  If I was speaking or teaching at a guild it was nearly impossible to fit my trunk show in the car.  I often had to switch cars with my hubby which was OK but I know he didn’t love having to show up at the golf course in my girly car with his clubs in the backseat. 

I recently rented a car for the long drive to Salt Lake City and back (over 700 miles each way).  Although I had reserved a Chevrolet Impala when I went to pick it up they asked me if I wanted a free upgrade to a Crossover SUV.  As it turned out, it was a great car to drive on the trip and my sister and I were really impressed with how comfortable it was.  So the seed was planted. 

I started researching all the Crossover SUV’s out there (there’s a bunch) and finally after doing many, many comparisons I had it down to 4 vehicles.  Yesterday was the day for John and I to go look, touch and drive.  The plan was to make a decision, come home, do more research on the price and then go back today to negotiate.  All that went down the drain when we got to this one.  After looking at all the others we both knew instantly, this was the one.    It was everything I was looking for, the price was right and we were able to agree on everything fairly quickly and home it came with us. 

What is it you ask?  A 2012 Kia Sorento.  It looks brown in the picture but it’s actually dark cherry with a black interior, exactly the color I wanted.  And, one of the best things (and a John requirement) it fits is the garage. 




  1. Wow! That was fast! Can't wait for a ride.

  2. You lucky gal! Yes, I love a new car smell...send some over!

  3. Very nice. I do love that smell. We actually picked up our new car yesterday too and were remarking about "the" smell.

    May you enjoy many safe miles in your new ride.

  4. How exciting! Is this the same as the one we took to SLC?

  5. Oh Robin!
    That is GORGEOUS! A new car and it's wonderful aroma is really very stimulating, eh? lol!



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