A few years ago, a retired lady at our church was shopping for a car. I was in my 30’s at the time and had just bought my first car with a sliding moon roof. To me, this was the greatest thing in the world to experience while driving a car. So, when she talked about getting a new car, I happily offered my advice that she get a car with a moon roof. Her reply surprised me. She told me she had already experienced that and didn’t think she needed one.
Some twenty years later, I am thinking a little differently about cars. When in the market, I still look for a SAAB or Jaguar, but I am beginning to wonder if an SUV might be the better part of wisdom. Just last week, my son took me somewhere in his 2002 Ford Taurus. Dressed in my winter coat and several layers, I had some trouble getting into the front passenger seat. I don’t remember the Taurus being such a small car.
Then there’s the Bimmer. Our 2011 BMW 525i is a fun car to drive. But my lower back is a bit tight nowadays. Maybe it was all the lifting of cement blocks when I was younger. Or maybe its the carrying of water out to the chickens every day. Whatever it is, my back is not as flexible as it once was. I know it’s hard to believe, but I told my wife that buying another XJS might not be a realistic dream for the future.
I guess when you get old things begin to change. Having a V12 isn’t as important as having a comfortable ride. … At least that’s what my body has been telling me. But will I actually listen next time? We shall see.