Monday, 28 February 2011

When did 1992 become retro?

We bought a car. I'm in love already. How could you not be, when the hand winding windows and the non-central locking remind you of being a teenager and the cassette player lets you listen to *genuine* 90s cassettes. Never did grunge sound so good but on the rear speaker-ed sound system and the actual key means you can both go surfing at the same time. [we haven't yet had time to do that with the new auto, but AUX's little zapper meant we either had to surf in tandem or entrust the keys to the National Trust car park man]. Plus you can listen to the radio when parked with the engine off with the window down. And then turn it off and wind it up and get out all without having to start the engine again. And did I mention we get to listen to all our 90s cassettes again. I knew there was a reason we never threw anything away... It's also only got 4 gears. Never again do I have to wonder, driving along the country lanes of Exmoor, whether I should be in 4th or 5th. No choice now. I told you it was love :)

(and when Husband pulled up he to collect me after work, he had to lean over to unlock the passenger door. I may be turning 30 next birthday, but I will forever more feel 17 and that "just off to a gig with my musician boyfriend*" excitement when my man has to lean over to unlock the passenger door for me - even if we are then driving to Taunton for him to get on the train)

*true story. he was a bassist.

4 comments:

agirl said...

My car only has a cassette player, so I've been deep in the music of my early teenage years for a couple years now. My taste was (and remains - some things never change) pretty poor. It lacks the other features, though. And yes, there are definite pluses to older cars. Nostalgia being a major one of them. :)

Peacock Feathers and Diamond Rings said...

:)

We've been listening to Nirvana, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Pavement, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, The Smiths, The Stone Roses mixed in with some Oasis, Blur, Elastica, Suede and Portishead. A bit of mix but most enjoyable.

What have you been listening to?

Abigail said...

Haha love it!! You have almost made me want to trade in my new(ish) car for one from the '90s...

Cate Subrosa said...

Hee. I like driving in cars with boys. (Or, my boy.)