Red car

Being a chick, I get irrationally nervous when buying a car. ZOMG WHAT IF I BUY A LEMON? I pride myself on being just enough fanatical about cars to be picky about what to buy myself, but I wouldn’t know how to check the nitty gritties of a car before buying it.

Last year I upgraded from my beloved Talyn. I didn’t want to, but after too many not-at-fault accidents and one terrfying near miss, I knew I needed to get a car that:

a) wasn’t black and invisible to idiot Sydney drivers
b) had side/curtain airbags.

I knew I wanted a second hand Mazda3. I did my research and worked out what models from what years fit my criteria. I narrowed it down to 3 colour options. I checked the rego, greenslip and insurance prices (see? told you I’m fanatical. Or am I just a tight-wad?).

As a chick with some knowledge on how to shop for a car, but not a complete car whiz, I only car shopped at Mazda dealerships. I know they’re more expensive, but theorised it was worth the extra $$ if it was likely a trade in for a newer Mazda and therefore a much loved and well looked after zoom zoom.

I finally found my match in Red:


Ever paranoid, I didn’t allow myself a self-high five until Red got through a 100k service and rego check…which happened this week. The mechanic remarked that it was a great buy and now I am feeling justified in high-fiving myself for NOT BUYING A FREAKING LEMON.

Related: no more rego stickers in NSW? It’s freaking me out not having one. I feel like such a rebel.

Red hair

After about 15 years, I’m back to being a redhead, baby!


I walked into my hairdresser a week ago and decided that the blonde needed a break. And after a few days of adjustment (aka while the colour faded slightly) I AM LOVING MYSELF SICK. Or is that sik?

Being a redhead again is SO much fun, you guys.

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9 thoughts on “Red is my new favourite colour

  1. Love the red hair! Red has been my favourite colour for most of my life, well since I was about 15 when it changed from purple. A red car would be cool too but what are you saying about Sydney drivers? And compared to what other metro population? Please don’t say Melbourne… they are terrible drivers down there! ;)

    Posted on 20 April 2013 at 5:02 pm
    1. I haven’t had the pleasure of driving in any other capital city, so can’t make any comparisons! ;)

      Posted on 28 April 2013 at 8:32 am
  2. You rock the red, lady x

    Posted on 20 April 2013 at 6:10 pm
    1. You’re too kind my darling! x

      Posted on 28 April 2013 at 8:33 am
  3. Loving the hair and loving the car! Red is fun.

    Posted on 22 April 2013 at 7:22 am
    1. I’ve discovered so many clothes in my wardrobe that don’t suit me now – so funny!

      Posted on 28 April 2013 at 8:33 am
  4. Red hair and red car! I hope you have red shoes and handbag to match!!

    Posted on 23 April 2013 at 1:14 am
    1. You know, I have every colour BUT red! Need to rectify that ASAP, love a good excuse to shop ;)

      Posted on 28 April 2013 at 8:33 am
  5. That’s a great car! Also I think the red hair looks good on you

    Posted on 6 November 2013 at 11:26 pm