Don’t you love the car commercials that come out during the holidays? I really love the one with the luxury Jaguar delivered with the big red bow on top. For many years I dreamed I’d wake up one Christmas morning to the smell of breakfast sizzling on the stove, Mom’s coffee perking in the pot and Dad standing in my bedroom door with a big grin on his face.
He’d say something like, “Santa left you a little something outside” and head for the front door with me hot on his heels. Then, he’d fling open the door, and in the drive way would be this souped up two-door coupe Daytona edition T-top Charger with bucket seats and a big bow on top. Man, that was some dream. Well, reality has set in and even though I never got the car of my dreams that way, I’ve enjoyed that new car smell a time or two over the years. It’s one of the things I’ve enjoyed while pursuing my passion for used car culture.
Of course, I’ve got the wife and kids to think about now, and buying gifts takes on a whole new meaning. Now, I just take the hints my wife gives me, and try my best to bring her the gift of her dreams. She’s much smarter about all that stuff and says she uses Groupons to buy the gifts we need and saves lots of money by shopping at Kohl’s. She used all these coupon codes in store and online and got up to 80% off clearance items for the house, and saved around 50% off at a special sale where she picked up athletic wear for me. Already she’s talking about the jewelry, home décor and shoes she wants from Kohl’s. And apparently, there’s lots of stuff the kids will love. Plus she said she can get free delivery with a qualifying purchase so I don’t have to worry about her taking my pick up to haul all that stuff back to the house.
I’ve got to hand it to her, she’s one smart cookie. And not just because she married me. Over the years she’s allowed me to indulge my passion for all things automotive, and has been very supportive as the business grows. I’ve been thinking about getting my wife a nice bottle of perfume this year. Really nice stuff we’ll both enjoy. Do you think there’s a fragrance called “New Car Smell?”