I first wrote about our “one car season” in February here. While we  borrowed a car for two of the past six months, our “one car season” wasn’t nearly as bad as we feared it would be. We found that we actually enjoyed being together more, often talking more as we ran errands together or drove together to different activities.  We knew we could do one car at least for a little while and it truly saved us a ton of money. 

But speaking season is upon me and we knew that we’d have to do something so I could be out of town speaking (often I drive) and Mark could be home. 

Let me introduce you to my “new” car.  It’s a 1992 Mitsubishi Mirage.  Now the names of cars means absolutely nothing to me, but it might for some of you.  The key here is the year.  This baby is far from new.  It’s also not fancy.

Notice the tape deck…

And the crank handle for the window…

But fancy isn’t what we were looking for. Functional was what we needed. And this baby gets us from point A to point B just fine. 

And because of it’s age, we paid cash for it and…here’s the best part…it costs $20/month to insure!

Yep, I’m proud of my new ride. It’s not the newest or the best. But when you’re living with less, functional trumps fancy any day.

What about you?  What do you use everyday that is functional but not fancy?

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