The key to a great relationship is compromise, and I think Terrence and I pretty much have that down pat. There is one thing, though, that we could never quite see eye to eye on. You see, when it comes to cars, while my husband loves crossovers and luxury vehicles, my dream car was a hatchback, second only to station wagons. Yes, that’s right, y’all. The secret is out. I love hatchbacks. Well, I loved hatchbacks. Until today. When I got the chance to get up close and personal to quite a few at the San Francisco Auto Show at the Mascone Center.
Terrence and I were invited by the Mazda team at DriveSTI to participate in the Ride & Drive experience, and check out all of the cars at the show. Terrence automatically gravitated to the Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring with all of its bells and whistles like rear backup camera and blind spot sensor, 15-inch alloy wheels, and Bose surround sound speakers (seriously, we counted 9 speakers in the one we drove!), but I couldn’t wait to check out the hatchbacks. I was in for a big surprise, though.
None of the hatchbacks that I looked at by any manufacturer had the backseat leg room or truck space that I’d always envisioned. It’s just an illusion! While I still love the look of a hatchback, being able to get in and take a look at a bunch of different cars in the same space made me realize what I really want is a large crossover or a spacious sedan like the Mazda6. And yes, Terrence is absolutely delighted that I finally had to admit that he was right.
Even with the disappointment of the car of my dreams not ending up being the car of my dreams, I still had a really fun time at the Auto Show. Not only were there a bunch of standard vehicles to check out, but we also got to look at some cool race cars, modified vehicles (think low cars and fancy paint jobs), and learn about some new car innovations. And I got to go on a date with my hubby in the city. Not bad for a Saturday!