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    So true, hahahah! It's my understanding the body type is basically the Alfa Romeo Guillieta (sp) but wider and longer. It is definitely a nice looking car. I think just about anyone would admit to that, even if they hate Dodge or something. They were quick to tell me that it is an AMERICAN car, built here, NOT A FIAT. I secretly (well, not so secretly) covet a Fiat, although I am not crazy enough to buy one. I understand this car is kind of a make-or-break model - Chrysler/Dodge needs a great entry into this particular market and they have put a lot into this car.

    But really, it is the dealer that I 'bought.' The dealership is well thought of, well established, and has a great service department. I don't have a lot of choices here. We don't have a big auto mall road like cities do. The only other possibility is a Ford dealer in the opposite direction, not on the way to anything and considerably farther from both work and home. This dealer is right on the way to work. Also, in this rather sparse rural area, a nice shop with international do-dads and clothing is being built next door, i.e. good browsing during oil changes. Now, I did not buy a car because there will be shopping next door, but it is just one more thing in the positive column.
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    Hahaha! Methinks the lady doth protest too much! Have fun shopping...

    Seriously, it sounds like a great choice. Yes, this is an attempt to break into a part of the market where Chrysler had been lagging. They had been weak in sub-compacts for a number of years, apparently because of decisions made when Mercedes was in charge. They are quite happy to be free of that influence. But because they are using a well-tested platform, it should not have as many glitches as a standard first-year model. Ya done good.

    And now you're going to have to find something else to talk about besides car woes. LOL! Got any advice for me in the exercise department?
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    Love the Tolstoy quote! And I am looking forward to NOT talking about car troubles. I was standing on the balcony today looking down on my new car and realized that for three weeks I have woken up every single night worrying about my car, and that flashy red vehicle means the end to all of that.

    Exercise - hunt down the spambots and do bad things to them. No, seriously. Are you lifting heavy things? The cool thing about that is that you don't have to do much of it. Just lift stuff around the house. Wall push-ups - planks are hard to start off with and they can be really hard on the wrists.
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    Heehee. I switched from reading something you had posted on PrimnalPapa's journal, then over to yours, and somehow I mis-read, and thought you were talking about YOUR body type, and not the car's. Took me until the word 'Dodge' to realize that it wasn't YOU with the Alfa Romeo body. Guess that's how I'll have to think of you now, a sports car gal!

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    Why yes, I DO have an Alfa Romeo body, how kind of you to notice! Oh wait...it's my car...

    Do you think this car could be a guy magnet?
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    The Dart, or the Alfa Romeo?

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    Siobhan, so lovely to see the picture of you! You really do look healthy and radiant And I think you are going to look HOT in that gorgeous car! I think you might attract even more attention getting out of that car... You need to get used to looking at yourself without the 'fat' eyes. We are so good at criticising ourselves that we miss the beauty ... you look lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siobhan View Post
    Exercise - hunt down the spambots and do bad things to them. No, seriously. Are you lifting heavy things? The cool thing about that is that you don't have to do much of it. Just lift stuff around the house. Wall push-ups - planks are hard to start off with and they can be really hard on the wrists.
    Not enough. My grandsons qualify, on the days that I see them, and they are still small enough that they get picked up a lot. The three-year-old with some caution now. Wall push-ups are not too hard, but even the easiest version of the plank was hard on my shoulders. I think I'll stick mainly to resistance band routines for now. By doing them slowly and stopping at the point where it's getting too difficult, I think I am minimizing the risk of pulling or tearing something. I certainly need to do more than I have been.
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    Is there a water exercise class you might take? The YMCA I go to has a lovely therapy pool where people work either alone or with trainers. Also the full gamut of deep water and shallow water aerobics. As you know, water has that lovely quality of providing resistance no matter what you do as long as you move. And no joint problems.
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    Wow, I am really fishing for compliments here! Bodies...cars...car bodies...

    It was so great to drive home this morning and feel confident and safe. I am still getting used to the new car, of course. It is very different from my old car, just about as different as could be and still be cars. I love the new car, though. I pretty much fell in love with it this morning. Not because it is fast or sexy or whatnot. Because I drove home on a treacherous windy sometimes-potholey country road and it handled great and I didn't even notice the bumps.

    When the payments start rolling in, the glow might wear off a little! But a car is not a luxury for me, I need to get to work. And I would rather make payments than have repair bills.
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