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.
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.
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 😀
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