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Looking forward to Riding Along In My Automobile

Updated on October 31, 2014
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My real name is Cynthia, but in the virtual world I am Sylvestermouse. My life centers around my family, our fun times and my online sites.

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My Ideal Automobile

Now that my children are grown, I have visions of "Riding Along In My Automobile" without a care in the world. In my fantasy I have a brand new black convertible Ford Mustang powered by a 4.6 liter, single overhead cam V-8 engine with 315 horsepower and 325 foot-pounds of tire shredding torque. And, of course, with black interior and premium nickle aluminum wheels.

For as long as I can remember, that has been my ideal car. I've just always been "too responsible" to have the beauty. The wild and reckless look didn't quite fit the image of a young mother of two. But now, I can be a bit more crazy or eccentric without it reflecting negatively on my children.

Yes, the field trips of today are of my own making and with my choice of company, not the assigned list of children with sticky fingers.

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The Test Drive of My Ideal Automobile

In anticipation of my purchase, we loaded in my SUV and headed for the Ford dealership. My husband was willing to buy the car for me immediately. My father and mother went with us to the dealership. The idea of a new car always excites my dad. My mom just wanted to see what all the hubbub was about.

The car lot was full of these magnificent creations! They had yellow, blue or red aplenty, but where was my black beauty? The salesman joined us in our search and directed us to the one black mustang convertible on the lot. He handed me the keys and I felt like I was 16 again. I grabbed my mother and off we went. We put down the top, fastened our seat belts and let the engine roar. Oh yes, folks, it was indeed the call of the wild. I pulled to the end of the lot driveway, looked left and right, saw I had a break and peeled out. I laid rubber right there in front of my father, my laughing husband and the pale salesman. My mother grabbed the dash and off we flew. It was exhilarating! Scaring my mother only added to my devilish pleasure and egged me on. We drove down the block, made a u-turn, and sped back to the lot. As we parked, I looked at my mother, her hair was literally standing on end but she was smiling, probably because she knew the test drive was over. As mom stumbled from the car, I leaped from the driver's seat, ready to cast caution and responsibility to the wind.

Then the sticker price hit me. I really felt like I had been punched in the stomach. Why did my dream car have to cost almost as much as our first house? It was too shocking. My dream just turned to a nightmare in a matter of seconds. No one else in my little group of conspirators thought it was too much. I was the naysayer of the party. I needed time to think and consider the cost. There it was, right there in the car lot, returning with a vengeance, "responsibility."

The Resolution About My Ideal Automobile

It is really very simple. The basics of fiscal responsibility. When I can set aside enough money to purchase the black beauty without having to sign a note, I will go back to the dealership and bring home my dream car.

For now, I will sit back, enjoy my supportive family and dream.

After all, we all need a dream!

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    • LouisaDembul profile image


      5 years ago

      I am a Jaguar girl....

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      6 years ago

      I want a Bentley. That is truly my dream car. Great lens.

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      6 years ago

      In my dreams, I'm driving a white Chevy crew cab 4x4 dually pickup. *sigh* ;) hehehehe

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      6 years ago

      Automobile, we hope to fly in the future and welcome i like your lens.

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      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      You are such a smart lady. It's a very nice feeling to have sitting in your driveway a car on which you don't owe a penny - whether it's your dream car or not.

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      OldStones LM 

      7 years ago

      I have always been a big fan of the Mustang, but I would like an old one :) Fiscal responsibility can be a bummer. I hope you get your dream car soon.

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      7 years ago

      I toured around Tahoe in a mustang convertible! yep; I'm with you ...but sadly mine was a mere rental! great lens

    • GramaBarb profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver

      A lens that makes me stop and dream a little always gets a 'thumbs up' from me!

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      8 years ago

      I would LOVE to have a Hummer or a 4-door Jeep. Oh, I would just fall over to get one. Can't swing it yet, but hopefully one day.

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      Holley Web 

      8 years ago

      Oooooh! Now that is gorgeous! The sweet dreams of our teen years! Funny how we always want that fast car even as adults..LOL!

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      8 years ago

      Ah, would YOU believe my dear that the salesman at the Ford dealership when hubby traded his Murano for an Edge, TRIED very diligently to get me into that Mustang convertible!!! We were talking about power and cars and I told him I didn't KNOW what car I might want to have after my SLK-230. He was sure the Mustang would be my speed.

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      9 years ago

      Great lens. I rented a Mustang convertible for a week once, while visiting California and enjoyed it very much and didn't have to worry about depreciation.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Wonderful story!! You are a great storyteller! 5*

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      Alisha Vargas 

      9 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I don't know how you didn't take the car home, but I can understand why you didn't. Hopefully it'll be coming to you soon!

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      Joan Hall 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      Great story! I have a friend who bought his dream car before he was financially ready, and it's a nightmare now. You showed a lot of wisdom.

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      Seeking Pearls 

      9 years ago from Pueblo West

      This is a really great lens Cynthia. Love your choice of car and your descriptive ride gave me a chuckle. 5*

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      9 years ago

      Great lens! That Mustang is a snazzy ride!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      9 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Love it! Now I have to get my fantasy going and see if I can get beyond my SUV ...

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      9 years ago

      Aww. I was waiting for you to peel out of there taking that baby home! Well, I can see your point. I absolutely hate having a car note. Fun lens!


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