I have only owned two cars in my life. The first one being my beloved '93 Ford Taurus. I bought her from a lady in my hometown who knew that I was looking for a car. She called me one day and asked if I would like to see it. It didn't have power anything (locks, windows, seats...), but I was sold. My parents loaned me the initial $1,500, and I paid them back through my own money and work. I was so proud to own my own car at 15 and felt so cool driving it to school!
After six years, it was time to move on. The Taurus was well loved to the point she was missing door handles, she overheated regularly, and her tires were giving out... That's when I met my '01 Chrysler Sebring! By all means, I thought this car was infinitely cooler than the Taurus. What 21-year-old wouldn't love a sporty red car?
We have been through some rough times... new tires and new transmission. And although I'm feeling the new car itch, I plan on driving her until she can't take one more mile.
When the time comes to replace her, I already know what I'm looking for. I'm will be headed straight for the Ford Broncos! Yes, you heard that right... FORD BRONCOS! I am guessing that I only have a few more years before I have to "grow up", and until that time comes, I'm going to enjoy driving something fun!
How fun would it be to be driving down the road in your Bronco with the top off and the wind in your hair? We would go camping, out with friends, and just enjoy the open road. Until then, I'll just keep dreaming...