I Decided to Trade-in My Q5…

…for something sleeker, cooler, and with that definite Bedford WOW factor!


Easy to get in and out. A sweet convertible top for sunny trips up the Merritt.

I got the awesome suspension package.

With easy-change tires

A front end that says Kindly Move over Little Prius

And a rear end that says Don’t Tread on Me Prius

The gas mileage isn’t QUITE as good as the Q5 but parallel parking is a breeze – just mow the other cars down.

It’s me, isn’t it?

12 thoughts on “I Decided to Trade-in My Q5…

  1. That’s road legal????
    I’d love that myself. Old Army vehicle I presume. What do you know about it and why is it in your driveway?

    1. Yes road legal and not all that old – vintage 1980s, owned now by a friend of one of the kids who bought it through a company upstate that buys and restores old military vehicles. I can’t remember the name of the restorer company but when I do I’ll post a link.

      1. From WW II – the rated payload on the original GM vehicle was 5,000 lbs or 2.5 tons. Hence the nickname.

        1. Figured so. It’s a cool truck with so many uses. If I could have a stair lift to get up and into it, I’d use it as my Go To Town vehicle to outrage the greenies.

  2. My grandfather was with the 33rd Cavalry Recon Troop in the PI during WWII. Their favorite vehicle was the DUKW which are now used for the tours in Boston

    1. One of those duck tour boats in Boston killed a few people, didn’t it? I’ll be in beantown next week and that is not on my list of things to do.

      1. That was a Philadelphia duck boat, not one of the Boston ones, which crashed killing a couple of tourists. If I didn’t know Boston well, I’d happily take one of their tours. Whenever a Boston team wins a championship the city celebrates with a parade featuring the Duck Boats.

        1. Thanks for the correction. I knew it was some east coast city.
          I get why people love the duck boat tours – they ARE fun and perfectly suited to being a tourist (which I lvoe to do) but we are going to Boston for two specific reasons – to catch up with my first cousin and visit a glassblowing studio – we’ll be there all of 24 hours. Next time I’ll take a duck boat tour.

  3. You’ll never get me on a duck boat on the water.

    In May, 1999, on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs (a regional tourist destination), a WW II duck boat in tourist service sank, less than a mile offshore, within two minutes of the time a surviving crew member noticed it was taking on water. Twenty tourists were on board; 11 drowned, 3 of them children. The boat was required to carry life jackets, and it had them, but the passengers were not required to wear them, and none of them did. But life jackets may not have made much of a difference, as it turned out; the fixed canopy (comparable to a big, 4-sided permanent aluminum or plastic awning) was the main thing that impeded panicked people from escaping the boat and swimming to the surface. Many recreational boaters saw the incident and rushed to the scene, but there was nothing they could do for the people who were trapped.

    Funny how something that seems almost comically banal — a tourist duck boat excursion in yehaw Arkansaw on a sunny spring day — can turn out to be so deadly.

    1. Holy cow. That’s an tragic story I’d not heard about. I had friends on a slow boat around a NH lake when it capsized. Must be a horrible way to die. Such a pleasant thought for a Monday.

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