Saturday, February 26, 2005

James' New Car

The biggest news around here lately is our new car. This month we bought a black 2005 Saab 9-3 Sports Sedan Arc. It’s equipped with all sorts of cool stuff — leather seats, power moonroof, 13-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, etc. — making it one phat ride. Definitely a step up from my 2000 Honda Civic LX.

James about to drive the new car off the lot. (02/07/05)

How did we become Saabanistas? For those not in the know, Tim, through his dad, gets an employee discount on all GM cars. After reading up on all the GM brands, we were most impressed with the Saab line. Overall, we got this baby for about $8,500 below sticker price. Woo-hoo!

Given Saab’s Swedish roots, I decided to name the car BIRGITTA, in honor of a former co-worker and friend Birgitta Lindeberg who passed away last year after battling cancer. Birgitta, the only full-blooded Swede I’ve ever personally known, was the office manager at a company I worked at. She ran a tight ship (much to our aggravation, at times). But get her out of the office environment and she was one cool woman. Anyone that worked with Birgitta can attest that she was dedicated, loyal, hard-working and prepared for everything — all qualities anyone would want in a car, co-worker or friend.

James enjoying his new whip. (02/26/05)

So after days and days of torrential rain here in Southern California, we finally had a chance to get a car wash today and take pictures to show you.

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