Cool Dad Cars?
What is a dad’s car? What exactly defines a dad’s car besides the car seat in the back or the french fries from earlier that day on the floor of the car? What are some cool dad cars? So I found myself in need of car earlier this month like most people have in their lifetime before. After car shopping nothing really caught my eye except one, a Ford Mustang. At first I was excited but unsure at the same time. I mean it’s a Mustang, but I also need something that suits the needs of my children also. So I went home and did research on a variety of subjects including reading forums of Mustang owners who also children. Before I even test drove the Mustang, I made sure to see if the car seat would fit comfy for our 1-year-old son. Really wasn’t to concerned with my daughter who is 5 and has one of those booster seats that I knew would fit. But I was thoroughly surprised the car seat fit and even more surprised my daughter who is tall and skinny for age to be comfy. I owned a Monte Carlo before and always had room for the front forward car seat before, and the Mustang back seat is only slightly smaller. I would compare it the back seat of a Cavalier or Sunfire coupé. So the kids had adequate room, but like most coups I, as an adult felt cramped. But I don’t plan and really never had an adult in the back seat of most cars I drove in my life. So that really wasn’t a problem with me. All I need is my wife sitting in the passenger seat looking pretty as always. After thinking it over and thinking how me and my wife could enjoy this and it was ok for the kids plus we still had her sedan, I decided to get it. I was really impressed how low the insurance was, maybe a misconception of sports cars and insurance was secretly implanted in my brain. Plus that it was V6 probably helped too. I don’t mind it the 6 to 8, I prefer gas mileage over power at this time in my life until I hit my middle-aged crisis in the not so distant future. We live in Michigan so I probably won’t drive it too much unless the streets are properly plowed. But while doing my pre reasearch on the car, I saw many people drove them in the winter with a nice set of snow tires. So I will check out
for some good deals.But like I said I probably won’t do too much winter driving when it is snowing or have snowed bad. Just on those bright sunny winter days as I plan on getting snow tires. No fun to have a car the only mother nature depicts on when I car drive it. My wife informed me that my mother in law told her she and the kids weren’t allowed in it in the winter, lol. But that was part of my research also, the Mustang has good safety ratings altogether and traction control. But I have really never been a speed demon. I consider myself an aggressive driver, something I learned while learning to drive Humvees in the Army. My driving record is spotless except for the numerous parking tickets. So to sum it all up, yes you can be a dad and have a cool car. You don’t have to stick to the SUV’s, mini vans and even worst, the crossovers. Get what your heart desires, do your research and bring a car seat along to see if it fits.