I've made a decision to sell my beloved Volvo. I've only had it for 5 months and I couldn't love it more. The creamy latte-colored leather seats, the sunroof, the stereo controls on the steering wheel so that I don't have to reach an entire 6 inches to turn up the volume...it's a dream to drive and gets surprisingly good mileage (26mpg) for a car that weighs approximately the same as a cement truck. Plus, hell, I admit it: I just feel cool in that car.
But WOWWWWEE is it expensive to repair and maintain. I think we (ok DAVID) paid half the Swedish Prime Minister's salary when we took it in for it's 60,000 mile oil change. Seriously. Crazy expensive. And now I live in fear of something going wrong with it and having to kiss David's toes (again) to ask him to pay for it. It's too much car for me and my meager salary. The simple truth is, I have no business driving a luxury car. Plus, it makes me sick to put so many miles on it each day (80+) driving to and from work.
So I'm going to look for something like a Toyota or Honda or maybe even go back to my trusty Subaru. Something more in-line with the reality of my circumstances. I know, crazy, right?
Now I am going to go roll around naked on those yummy leather seats while I still can.