How to look after it, what to call it and what music to listen to?
How many of you can remember what music you first listened to in your first alfa, was it a choice you had made, or was it was it what was just in the radio?
So I did it.. I handed over some green to the Maidenhead SGT Dealership, and I pick her/him up on Saturday (all things being equal). Which brings me to my first question, is it a boy or a girl? When chosen said gender, what name shall I grace it? And am I taking this too far?!
'It' is a 53 black 3 door 2.0TS 147 with 17" super sport alloys, sports dark grey leather seats, the winter pack (i.e. heated seats) and the blaupunkt CD changer in the boot. It's an absolute beaut, and I cannot wait to pick it up on Saturday and go for a drive. I hasten to add, that this is the first alfa I have owned, and hopefully, one of many to come.
So back to my first question - a boy or a girl? Every time I go to write about the car, I write 'she'. Is this a bad sign, with a tendancy to personify my new alfa, will my girlfriend start getting mad with my love of the other woman in my life? Or should I stick with a solid male personification, and what with the 17" sport alloys and the leather seats, it might be the right thing to do.
Which leads me to naming cars. Is this something that we all do secretly and then get laughed at down the pub when it slips out that your new silver 156 is called chardonnay? Or do people attempt to stay away from this potential social faux pas by not naming their cars? I'm tempted by Gabriella, as a bit of an Italian sounding woman's name, but I have to admit that I'm worried that people will think that I've named it after one of the leads of High School Musical..
Finally.. I tested the Bose system when I tested the car, and fell in love with it. Since I paid the deposit and started thinking about picking it up on saturday, I started to wonder - what CD should I buy, or dig out, that would be the most suitable of driving CDs to play in such an awesome car on it's debut drive.. So here is the crux..
I don't know what to call it, I don't know what to play in it as I drive it away, and I sure as hell cannot wait to pick it up.