My #ChevyDrive Ride!
A few weeks back I was given the chance to test drive a cute little 2015 Chevy Trax from my friends over at Chevrolet. One thing you may or may not know about me is that while I don’t know anything about how a car really works or how to fix them, I sure love looking at and driving them. I love cars!
Having a car for me used to be a luxury, now it’s a necessity. If I had to conduct my life as a married mother of two without a car, you’d find me sitting at the bus stop, crying, every day. I love having a car so much.
Currently, the PreshusMe household is the proud owner of a mommy van. Yup, we went full van the year that the peanut was due to grace us with his presence. It was what we could afford and what we needed at the time in terms of features and cargo room, and even now, four years later, I still love our van.
That said, there’s nothing I love more than getting a chance to drive a car that’s light-years ahead of our old reliable in terms of safety technology and cuteness. The Chevy Trax fills that bill. While our test drive of the Chevy Tahoe last summer filled my need to be a badass momma on the road, the Chevy Trax turned me into a little city driving ninja! Small cars now have a very special place in my heart.
Chevy Trax – Pros and Cons
- Small, light, and easier to maneuver than my giant mini-van
- Fast and responsive engine (what I call a car’s get-up-and-go!)
- Easy to park with its rear view camera
- Handy-dandy OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot for staying connected
- Ten standard air bags, including side-curtain and knee air bags (which I love because the last car accident I was in resulted in a minor knee injury from smashing it against the dash undercarriage)
- Upper and lower glove boxes with a USB port and auxiliary jack in the upper glove box for plugging in my phone and/or iPod
- Remote keyless entry and handy-dandy remote start button
- Heated seats
- Excellent fuel economy
- Sun roof!
- Manual rear doors, but that’s just me being lazy (and spoiled) having automatic sliding doors on our mini-van that slide open and closed with the touch of a button. Sliding doors are handy when I’ve got random kids and associated kid gear waiting to be loaded. I was also worried about the preshus banging into neighbouring car doors every time he opened his door himself.
- No visual map in the MyLink system. I guess because this car has access to turn-by-turn navigation through OnStar. I prefer having a map to look at since I do a lot of city driving in familiar territory and often use maps to take quick traffic congestion avoiding shortcuts on my daily commute.
- The kids were disappointed that there wasn’t a video entertainment system in it for them to watch their DVD’s but honestly, this might me a PRO for me since there are only so many times you can listen to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fight the Krang. This mom is entirely sick and tired of listening to the Krang talk about himself in the third person.
- Limited trunk/cargo space for our junk and leg-room in the back. Even the preshus’ only complaint was that it was too small in the back for him to be completely comfortable. Note the smile of the peanut in the photo further down, the big smile on his face is mostly because he could comfortably kick the back of the seat with little effort!
Indeed, a bit too small to be a main car for our family of four. Between my purse, my lunch bag, and two kid backpacks, there isn’t much left in the way of cargo space. And a few years from now when the littles are all arms and legs, I don’t think there’d be enough leg room for either of them in the back.
That said, if we were to ever get a second car (look at me talkin ’bout second cars like we won the lottery or somethin!) for the hubs to drive to and from work, or for us to drive around on short trips around the city, this car would be perfect for us.
Also, I just loved driving it around! Such a cute car, quick and easy to get around in, to park it, to get the kids in and out of it. I just plain loved it!