As fun as the Ferrari would have been, reality and practicality caused us to look elsewhere for our new car. And instead of looking to Italy, Germany, or Great Britain this time, we traveled further north to purchase another Swedish car. This time, Sharon got her way. She had always wanted a green four door, so when this one showed up for sale in Westlake, Ohio, we figured it would be the one.
Trenton, Jim (a friend from church), and I left Painesville about 3 pm with a tool box, license plates, and the check book. After a test drive, a trip to a friendly notary, and some Southwestern Jalapeno pizza at Papa Nick's near W. 117th, we arrived home about 8:45 pm with our latest automobile. And as surprised as you may be, this time it's not a Volvo.* Instead, it's a green 1995 SAAB 900 S five-door hatchback with a five-speed manual transmission.
*But I did have to replace the front license plate holder with one from Volvo. I had originally intended to use the Volvo plate holders for the Shark, but (as you may remember) something happened.
A special thank you to the Vandevoorts for allowing us to borrow their Honda Odyssey for the last ten days. That's been an incredible help to us.