One Car Two Car

(Adapted from Dr. Seuss’s One Fish Two Fish)

one car two car red car blue car
black truck blue truck old truck new truck
some are red and some are blue. some are old and some are new.


For the last week and a half we’ve been in St. Clair Shores spending family time and looking for a small SUV (me) and / or truck (Stéphane).


some are sad (rusty) and some are glad (shiny). And some are very, very bad (salvage title).
Why are they sad and glad and bad?
I don’t know.
Go ask your dad (he’ll tell you to stay away from the B Lots; look for a one-owner, private seller).


There are a lot of people in The Motor City. And all those people? They drive cars. There are cars EVERYWHERE here: zooming around, honking, swerving, passing you while throwing dirty looks because you (me) drive like a grandma.


Some are thin (too small) and some are fat (too big).
The fat one has a yellow hat (half-off because who drives a yellow car?).


So with all those cars, you’d think it would be a piece of cake to find one, right?


From there to here, from here to there, funny things everywhere (funny things like what’s up with that exhaust leak?).
Here are some who like to run.
They run for fun in the hot, hot sun (but some don’t run at all).


In the midst of so many cars, we’ve still been looking for a week and a half with no luck. Who would have thought a car with a clean title would be such a rarity?


Oh me! Oh my!
Oh me! Oh my!
what a lot of funny things go by.
Some have two feet and some have four.
Some have six feet and some have more.

We’ve been to all the car dealerships in the area (A lots), all the smaller lots (B lots). We’ve talked to Tony and John, Edward and Becky. We’ve been given “The Dorian Deal” and the “Roy O’Brien Promise”.


Where do they come from? (auction lot? lease turn-in?)
I cant say.
But i bet they have come a long, long way.

We test drove every brand of truck and all the smaller SUVs. They want too much money for not enough car or it seems like a great deal and it’s total junk.


We see them come (ohhh, this truck looks like a good deal – call!).
We see them go (nope, it is sold already).
Some are fast.
And some are slow.

Some are high (mileage).
And some are low (miles)
Not one of them is like another.
Don’t as us why.
Go ask your mother.


Off to go chase the next lead!




p.s. Of all the dealerships we went to, Gordon Chevrolet was BY FAR the BEST. We got to spend the afternoon with Andrew Stewart and the good people of Gordon Chevrolet, who treated us like family.


With Drew @ Gordon Chevrolet. They treat you like family here!

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