Car shopping with my parents is the most nerve-wracking thing ever. In BC, if you modify your car, you must report it to ICBC, get your vehicle re-certified, and then bend over. My parents don’t want me to modify my car, and I thought “that’s fine, I’ll just get a bigger car that I wouldn’t want to modify.” Then they said “We don’t want you in a big car, we want you in something like an Echo or a Fit.” The Echo’s handling was surprisingly turgid, and that’s the whole point to buying a small car. The Fit is out of my price range. On top of that, they want me to buy from someone elderly, which means all the cars I’m looking at are either boring or expensive. Merry Christmas indeed.