Car Thinking

I have read two blog post recently about “cars”. One was on Shipslog and the other at Life101.  Both bloggers love old cars. Jack at Shipslog will usually post a vintage car at the end of his posts. This made me think about cars. It’s about time for me to get a new one.

I grew up in a family where the boys were all about cars. I remember my brother had a 1970 Ford Torino GT. 

He sold it and bought it back a couple times. I’m not sure why whe would do this, but after a few years he would go on a mission to find his old Ford. Sure enough, he would find it and buy it back. My dad was always a Dodge man and My brothers are more into Fords. 

My husband is a Ford man too, so all the cars I have ever owned since we been married have been Fords. I am on my 5th one. I currently have a Ford Escape. This is my second one of those. I truely love it and it will be paid off in July. I am already thinking about my next car. I like to keep a new vehicle for warranty and trade value purposes. I do not mind making a small car payment, it beats having to put a few hundred dollars a month into a worn out car just to keep it running. have had my share of those. I once had a MG-B when I was young and it left me stranded many times. It kept my pockets empty. Now days, safety is a big concern so I need something dependable.

There is a car I want. It’s not a Ford. It’s a Fiat. 

Yes, an Italian made car. The price tags start at 16k. I do not know what it is about them, but I think they are so cute and it would be fun to drive one. The only one I like is the Fiat 500c. They are almost a convertible. Nick says no. He has a truck, but when we go out or takes trips, we take my car and he drives. He said he is not driving a Fiat. He made that clear to me. Yes ladies, I listen to my husband. He knows more about cars than I do and I trust his intentions. 

After the first of the year, I will start looking at my options for another small SUV. It would be really nice if I could afford an everyday car and also a little Fiat. Maybe I will hit the lottery. 

Something I learned today: There was a Fiat 500c in the 50’s! 
Here it is. 
 The 1959 Fiat 500c.
I’d rather have one of these.


  1. My hubs is a Ford man too. Me, I like my foreign cars, lol.

  2. I was always GM, then Rambler. The best car I ever owned was a 1955 Ford. That sucker pulled our 42' house trailer over a 1000 miles once. I like the Fiat, but never owned one. I get so upset at Detroit I do not know what to do. WE OWNED THE WORLD in cars, but got complacent in size,cost and salaries and forgot someone else was in the car business. Now while stopped at a stop light in our Honda I look for American (Detroit) cars and the percentage is LOW>
    I had to smile at your brothers car history. I wish I had did that wish my '48 Chevy! hahaha
    Hope you find the car you want! They are all looking alike to me, and Cars are certainly make better than the pre 80s, but of course not at TOUGH! more finicky.
    Sherry & jack (Y'all stay warm!)

  3. I agree, that 1950's one is soooo cute:)

    Black Coffee Beautiful

  4. My dream car was my Corvette that I recently sold. Not practical up here in the snow. I had it for 16 years and must admit I do miss it.
    I like the older cars. The cars of today all look alike.

  5. That Fiat is cute, I agree, but sedans are more useful and probably more easy to get in and out of. I have a Ford Focus which I like a lot and was planning on buying a new one in 2020 but I read Ford will stop making sedans that year, concentrating on SUVs. Maybe you will buy a Ford Escape, like you have.