When I saw her, I wasn't even looking for a Caddy. My knees were worsening, and getting in and out of my Camaro was getting near impossible. As my wife and I were on a ride, we passed a car dealer and I said we should look and see what they have. All I wanted was a car-height car with auto, a/c all power. Didnt much care about anything else, I was in too much pain.
As I rounded the first row of used cars, there she was. silver with grey leather, 5 years old at the time, but looking brand new. As the saleswoman told me that that car was already sold, my excitement quickly turned to dispair. She took my name" in case anything happened" but I figured that was that. When we returned home , there was a message on the machine: The car was available now , and if I was still interested I should call. My wife looked at me and said lets go now. When I got there, I was handed the keys, and told to take her for a ride. As I tooled around eastern Long Island I was dumbfounded. A car actually made for a man of size. Deafeningly quiet, solid and fast...REAL FAST. I thought of all the devilles I had passed with small shiney wrinkled heads cruising along below the limit and what a waste of all this power that was. My wife was not saying a word. As we turned into the dealership, I turned off the ingnition, turned to my wife, and said
" well, whatd'ya think?" What she said still rings in my ears years later.
" Its the fattest-assed, most ostentatious automobile I have ever seen"
My response ? " Yea, but can I keep her?"
Its been 7 years, and 165k miles. I'm in it every day, sometimes for half the day, going to appointments. all weather, all kinds of traffic, night and day, she keeps on going. still solid, and fast as ever, and all the electrics still work.It has never faltered or wimpered, consuming Xmas trees in her trunk that all the big fellas in their SUV's has to tie on top. Getting 25MPG. The onlly sign of wear are the thousands of hairline scratches in her from years of carwashes.
She ain't worth much $$ anymore, but in a few months, I will be relocating to Arizona, and somewhere out there, there is a car carrier with her name on it. I wouldn't have it any other way.