The year was 1994 and we were going shopping for my very first new car. Bobby had bought a new pickup, his first new one in ’91 to drive the mail route and I was ready for a new one because I was driving 24 miles to work. We invited our three grandchildren to go with us shopping for it.
The Chrysler place didn’t have exactly what I wanted and there was a year old new car (never sold) on their lot. I told Bobby, let’s just buy that one. Angela, our oldest grandchild was about 11 years old, and she said, “Me-Ma you don’t want that car. Look how chopped off that is in the back! It is cut off square!” You know, she was right….those styles of cars went out in 1993 and this Chrysler Concorde was more rounded at the back. Well, we started to leave and the owner of the Chrysler place came out to see why we were not buying. We told him that the guy couldn’t locate what we wanted. He wanted us to come back in and let him try…and he found us just what we wanted in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The grandkids went back with us the day we picked it up. I was driving it home and Bobby was driving his pickup. The grandkids wanted to all ride in the new one. We had driven a little ways when Daniel, about 7 at the time, piped up and said, “Meems, where are the bumps!!!” Would have made a good commercial for Chrysler. 🙂
Well, today it is 18 years old and still looks good. When Angela traded it in this year, it had 260,000 miles on it and hadn’t had any engine, or transmission troubles all those years. The work it needed was just front end work so she could get a sticker and it was just more sensible to trade it in, since it had that many miles on it.
When we bought our van in 2006, we wanted to give the Chrysler to Angela, but Wendell wanted her to pay for it…so we gave her a really good deal on it. She kept it until just this year and it was beginning to need work on it. So she swapped it off for another nice car. She was about as attached to it as we were. lol Our cars become about like our pets because we keep them a long time.