Thursday, July 19, 2007

New Wheels

Today I officially purchased the first car that Laura and I have bought since we were married. It is a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. Perhaps the coolest thing about the car is that it has a diesel engine and gets terrific gas mileage. Other cools things about it is the manual transmission, the sun roof, and the mp3 player.

Special thanks to our friends Bill and Danielle Shannon for taking such good care of the car and for giving us a great deal on it.

Apparently, we are now a part of this whole sub-culture of people who are really enthusiastic about having a diesel car. I have found a lot of websites devoted to this phenomenon, including this one.

Also, Laura and I like to name our cars. We have not come to an agreement about this one yet. She likes the name "Rachel," while I like the name "Caroline." Which one do you like better? Or do you have a better idea? I am open to suggestions.


Angie and Tony Metz said...

Sweet ride vote would be for Caroline, since you are living in North Carolina and all.

Chris said...

I don't like the name Caroline for personal reasons. I always give my VW's German names. I suggest Berta or Heidi.

The Shannons said...

Um...Diesels are not girls, he is a boy, his name is Hansel...well at least when we owned him. If you want to give him a sex change I guess you can because he is yours now. But I do not want to be around him when he finds out he is a girl now.

Josh said...

I'm with your friend Chris, how about Ruperta or perhaps Agneth??

Andy said...

The debate can stop now. I've got a solid german name that adequately acknowledges the heritage and the technology of the automobile in question.

For those unschooled in Deutsch, it's pronounced 'dee-ter'.

I know it's a boy's name, but please refer to bill's comment above!

photography by krista said...

ooh, i like hansel (his original name) and dieter. that's awesome. :)