Monday, August 18, 2008

Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance

Audi A3 Sportback. Manual transmission with all kinds of fun features. They gave us an amazing deal and it was cheaper than a gently used car, so Ryan got his first new car. Ever.

Dieter liked his trip to Target.

The name was just something that flew into my head when we were discussing what we would call him. He is black with a black interior. I thought of the Mike Myers character from Saturday Night Live, Dieter from Sprockets. And the funniest thing is that if you trust Wikipedia, which is always 100% accurate, Dieter's monkey--the one he's always telling people to touch--is called Klaus. We thought that was perfect. And now? Your story has become tiresome.

Seriously, we're very excited and Ryan is beyond thrilled. He's still taking the bus to work, but all our weekend driving around is in Dieter and we're giving Greta a break other than school bus duty. We're planning to keep her around for quite a while longer and this will help.


zolafan said...

Many, many congrats.

Now I get the "poor cousin" reference, thought you meant you were getting another VW. But, ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA, Audi has been an almost wholly-owned subsidiary of VW since 1964. I guess I never knew that.

shoeaddict said...

Congrats on your new edition. My brother had an Audi and we loved it.

Loni said...

Dieter is hot. Congrats!! It's fun to have something shiny and new. :)

Julie said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous car. I'm soooo jealous:)

Lainey-Paney said...

luuuvvviinnn' it.

T with Honey said...

You choose well. Very nice on the eyes and the manual transmission is a must for the Audi.

We got an A4 Avant Quattro right before Princess was born because Honey was still refusing to own a mini van. But we made the mistake of getting an automatic transmission. Ugh! The shift points drove us nuts and we couldn't capitalize on the pickup and power built into the car.

Have fun with Dieter!

Mary said...

Deiter is adorable! Great name too! I still haven't named mine... been just calling her Goldie, which doesn't feel like much of a name. More of a color really.

zydeco fish said...

Wow. Dieter is sexy (never thought I would say that).

Alli said...

Ooooh, very nice!! Welcome home Dieter!