A lot of that thinking has to do with a question moms asked when I complained that my dress-down Gandhi lifestyle was gonna lead to the end of me.
Moms asked:"What kind of car would you buy if you allowed yourself to have a nice car?"
It is a tough question in South Africa where so much of your identity and worth is wrapped up in the kind of wheels you roll.
I guess it is the same elsewhere but I must say that the pressure to drive a flashy car seems more pressing in South Africa.
Pressure aside though, if I was to buy something I want then it would have to speak to my passion for difference.
So, I have decided on a car I would not drive in the US but will gladly roll its wheels here in the land of Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Audi.
This is it and yes it would have to be the version with a fire breathing V8 motor.
|2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302|
|All this for just around $40 000 (a lot less than a Golf GTI in SA ).|
|Sweet ride huh?|
|I learned to drive in a 1979 Chevy Camaro V8. This is a 2011 Camaro.|
I will most likely just stay stuck on my paid-for VW Citi Golf I bought new in 2005. If you in the US and scratching your head thinking about the last time you saw a VW Rabbit you obviously have not been to South Africa where these cars were built new right up to 2010!
|I took this picture in December 2005 somewhere in the Karoo.|
|Brutally beautiful huh?|
Ps: I also have a huge craving for a 16" Brooklyn style vegetarian pizza from Dominos. Oh and a tub or two of Ben and Jerry's Dublin Mudslide. For real ;0)