PART III: GLORY, THEN DOUBT, THEN GLORY.
I ease myself into the comfy crosshatched buttery leather seats, feeling promptly like a combination of an Old Navy-wearing Beyonce and racecar driver in this perfect vehicle. Jetsons-level console of remarkable navigation and Bluetooth and SIRIUS magic. Panoramic sunroof. Wait – a MOON roof? I feel like I’m in the open air! As someone who doesn’t know much about cars, I still know a truly gorgeous one when I see one. I don’t know much about Tom Hardy either, but, like, I have eyes.
We decide to go and take the Turbo out for a test drive. HOLY MOLY. Scoot over, Beyonce, Danica is taking over now – to the left, to the left, girlfriend.
To quote the dearly departed Prince per a song that was definitely not about cars but works here anyway, the ride is so smooth, you must be a limousine. It was! The turns, I took sharply, but with grace. The power, extraordinary! The side mirrors light up and recoil like a futuristic spaceship car mirrors would. Something I had never felt in the five cars I had previously had is this equal parts smooth but remarkable power under your foot and in your steering. The Kia Optima won my heart with an immediate ‘wowza’. I popped my new best friend into park, and got a little bit worried at its wondrousness. I look at my husband, who is already selecting a color and he requires the chrome rims, of course you want that, babe. I shifted into standing in my own Purple Rain of doubt. This car is way too nice; we can’t be practical and afford something like this. Even my husband looks a little skeptical. We know we’re rockstars deep down, but does rockstar self-knowledge work with car leasing or purchasing? Baby, do we have enough class? Can we get our dream car?
Oh – but we can!
Amazing lease deals awaited us and the price for a vehicle of this caliber is shockingly reasonable. We selected one with all of the bells and whistles and glided through the leasing process with the deal, which felt nothing like a ‘deal’, because there was calm universality of pricing and a great instinctive vibe of trust. I am pretty sure I’m inviting my sales and service people to my birthday party this year. You just know good folks when you meet them.
Written By Meg April