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NaBloPoMo 2013: Day 4 – Matrixing along 2 years later

I was driving to work today in the snow for the first time this season. I was thinking about much better the drive was with my Matrix than with my previous car, a 1996 Mustang convertible. It was then that I realized I have owned the car for 2 years now. It still feels like yesterday when I was so excited about possibly buying the Matrix.

My 2010 Toyota Matrix

Although I had a plethora of good reasons for buying my Matrix, at first I was quite heartbroken when I gave up my Mustang. It was my first car. The one I saved and saved for and paid for everything all by myself. It was my dream car. A white convertible decked out in Canadian decals and really one of a kind. I loved it so much. However, it just was not plausible in the winter here. It was terrible on the roads and I never really felt safe driving around in it when it was crappy outside. Plus, as Peter and I thought we might think about having a family, the mustang was not very family friendly.

My first car, a 1996 Mustang Convertible

To this day I still miss the convertible part of the Mustang. I have a sunroof in my Matrix and that makes me feel a bit better. I can still see the sunshine when I look up while I am sitting in the car. Maybe some day in the future I will be able to get another convertible as a play car. I’ll just have to wait for my midlife crisis.

With all that said, I LOVE my Matrix. It is a very good vehicle. I love that it has AWD (all wheel drive) and has its very own set of winter tires. Winter driving is so much safer now. I also love that it is a hatchback and I can fit so much stuff into it. We have taken it camping for the last couple years and there was no problem fitting all of our gear in. When I drive people around they have so much more room in the back seat now. It makes for a very comfortable drive.

So all in all it was a great decision to give up my Mustang and buy my Matrix. 2 years later and I am very happy 😀

NaBloPoMo November 2013

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4 Responses to “NaBloPoMo 2013: Day 4 – Matrixing along 2 years later”

  • Cathrine
    November 5, 2013 @ 4:47 am

    It sounds so cool to drive around in a Matrix! 😉 They don’t have the Matrix model here, or they use a different name. I’m glad you’re still happy with it!

  • Karin
    November 5, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    That convertible looks pretty awesome! No wonder you didn’t want to give it up. At least your new car is awesome too, but in a different way. 🙂
    I’ve wanted to get a convertible too, but the climate here doesn’t suit such cars very well. You just have to be sensible sometimes I guess.

  • Christine
    November 5, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    I have heard nothing but good things about the Matrix, and though your Mustang was pretty sweet, it’s good that you found a car that will work for you, especially in the snow! I wouldn’t want to take a mustang out in bad weather!

  • Manda
    November 5, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    Wooo, your Matrix looks awesome! Love it! Your convertible was also looked sharp especially with those decals.

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