#1. That’s right, I’m gonna straight up number these blog posts. We all know I have to do 16, and you guys are probably gonna count them just to make sure I have 16. WELL GUESS WHAT, I SAVED YOU THE TROUBLE! Wait where are you going?
Okay, so let’s get this blog spree started. I looked back through my #LA tag and holy moley I didn’t realize how much time had passed by until I saw how long it was since the last time I posted something. I saw the post about me being afraid of my Dodge Avenger and I FORGOT TO TELL YOU THAT I GOT A NEW RENTAL CAR!
Yeah. I wrote how big the “compact” car was, and it was awful to park with it, especially since everything in LA is either parallel parking or a crammed overpriced parking deck. Here is a picture of the Dodge Avenger:
It was nice, but it was always stressful to drive it around, not to mention it was probably a huge gas guzzler.
Well, a week later, I called up Enterprise and I was like “HEY I’M INCAPABLE OF DRIVING THE DODGE AVENGER CAR, CAN I GET SOMETHING EASIER TO DRIVE?” And after they laughed at me for 30 minutes, they told me to come in the next day and I could switch out my car for a different model in the same class, per my contract.
Little did I know, I was making the best decision of my entire life. Behold… THE CHEVROLET SPARK!
I know what you’re thinking… WHAT A CHICK MAGNET! (Right?) But seriously, I fell in love with the car immediately. And now that it’s the end of the summer, I’m really gonna miss the ol’ #Spark (I don’t know why I made that a hashtag). Here are some more pictures!
That’s right, it’s from Oregon! Enterprise said that the previous person who rented the car rented it from Oregon and they drove down to California and dropped it off at my Enterprise. THE SPARK AND I WERE DESTINED TO BE TOGETHER!
The Spark is a fun car to drive and it is extremely easy to handle, do u-turns, park, and pretty much everything else. It has honestly made my time here in LA so much easier. I don’t think I would have survived with that Dodge Avenger MONSTER TRUCK.
For me, the icing on the cake was the built-in iPod feature. I’m so glad I brought an extra iPod USB cable because the Spark lets me plug in my iPhone to easily play my tunes AND charge my phone at the same time. This was especially handy because I could use my iPhone as my GPS without the battery draining, and since it was plugged in as “iPod,” the Apple Maps voice navigation would momentarily lower the music volume and tell me where to go through the Spark’s speakers, and then continue playing my music. It was truly a godsend.
There it is! Ah man. It has a fancy touchscreen that is super easy to navigate (WHEN I’M NOT DRIVING, OF COURSE). I fell in love with my built-in iPhone set up, and honestly there is no way I’ll ever get a car that DOESN’T have this type of capability. It really is a must-have.
LA is the second biggest city in the country and has the worst traffic in the world, but the Spark made navigating the streets of LA way more fun than it should have been.
I’m gonna miss ya, Spark.