Monday, June 18, 2018

The Adventure Wagon: The Saga Begins

Okay, so as you know, this place is gonna a lot more personal and probably going to learn a lot of information that you just didn't think you wanted to know, or don't care to. That's entirely fine in my world. The other two sites, that I previously mentioned will do wonders for ya if you're looking for haunt or streaming stuff.

Now then, with that out of the way, there's some matter of business that I need to get to here. That is the start of a new vehicular adventure. One that I am calling "The Adventure Wagon". I really don't know what else to call it since I don't have it yet. However, this is the start of the chronicling of that weirdness.

The beloved Mokona

As many of you know, I currently drive a 2013 Hyundai Veloster, named Mokona. I love my little hatchback of doom, but due to some life experience last year (and lots of financial reasons), it's time to say goodbye.

I will definitely miss it, but it's time to get something more...unique. So, what exactly am I looking for? A station wagon, or an estate, depending on where you live.

Why you might ask? Well, there's a few reasons for that one

First off, they're a lot bigger, and by that I mean absurdly so compared to my current car. The reason this is important is that I move around a lot. How much is a lot? About 35 times since I was born, some of the moves small, some of them spanning 1000s of miles. The extra room for moving would be greatly appreciated.

The other benefit would be that I can get the rest of my belongings out of storage and no longer have to pay that fee every month. It's not bad for a short term thing but we're getting close to a year and I'd really like to not have that over my head anymore.

Third on the list, it can tow things. I've always wanted a tear drop trailer to adventure and it would be perfect for that too! In leui of such things, I can always modify the back for sleeping on longer trips as well. A win all around.

The final bit, it would be something that is mine. This one is huge as I've lost a ton in the past year, and having something that is 100% mine? That would be massive in my world.

What are the contenders? A 2000 Volvo V70 and a 2003 Volvo V40. They're very similar in a lot of ways, and also different enough to know as well. One is also about $1,000 less than the other, which is a big thing in my world too.

Volvo v70 and Volvo v40 - The Contenders


I'm still on the fence about which one I'll be bringing home, but it's going to be happening sooner than later. Stay tuned for more updates on this one from the road to get it, and after as the next era of my traveling begins!