Recently, I have blogged about my Prius, Prudence, turning 100,000 miles (http://tempestinapot.blogspot.com/2012/07/turning-100000.html). I told you dear friends that I loved my car and I was committed to keeping her a little longer. This decision was made before I took my car in for her 100,000 mile check up. Before I had even passed the keys over, the dealer had cut me from the herd and handed me over to a nice guy named Steve.
Steve's job was to get me to trade in my Prudence and get a new car. Now car dealers always want you to buy new cars, but his spin was a little different. Sure buying a car would be nice, however what they really wanted was my old car. Apparently, used vehicles are at a premium, used Priuses (Prii, unsure of the plural of Prius) even more so. I was lured by the shiny new vehicle and the heady scent of new car, but drove away in Prudence with a packet of promotional information and much on my mind.
I named my new silver Prius, Sookie. Sookie comes from a Dwight Yoakam song and I do like the character from Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire Series. So Sookie it is. I got the car fresh off the truck with 1 whole mile on it. And can I say I love my new car. I promise I will check back with you when we reach 100,000 miles together.