If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

Car shopping this evening.

Step son had an accident a while ago. He thinks he’s finally figured out what vehicle he wants to replace the 93 Toyota pickup we bought him. I’m still amazed at how much we got for the truck with over 130k miles.

He wants to make the payments (did something right in our raising a human) but we will have to co-sign for him due to a lack of credit history. I’m ok with that. He’s a level headed, reliable sort, and my wife and I are lucky enough that we can make the payments if it becomes necessary. I’m not going to tell him that of course.

We will be visiting a local Ford dealer as I understand it, to peruse the Fiestas they have available. I asked if we would be looking at something that said ST on it (because I’ll have to test drive it before him, you know, to be sure it’s safe and all) but cars and trucks are just a means of transport to him, and he has no interest in learning to drive a manual. I blame his dad.


We will see how it goes. If there is frustration involved, I might have to see how busy Mr. McParland is, and pay him to work his magic.

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