The first car I remember riding in was this:
During my teenage years when cars of course became cool to me we owned this abomination:
I look back and wonder how I missed out on all that owning a cool car-ness. My current car is neat, but we'll get to that. My first car was cheap and short lived, though I did put a lot of Kilometers on it during the short time I had it. It was cool that I had my own car, but my car was far from cool!
My particular Sunbird was ten years old when I bought it, it drove about 4000 Kms for me, and then died in a plume of smoke and a dashboard full of flashing lights, at least it died in a memorable way. Not bad for $600 though I will say that.
My 'real' first car, meaning my own insurance policy, my name on the ownership, I went and bought it myself and all that junk wouldn't come for about five years after the purchase of that Sunbird (though I did drive a Ford Taurus Wagon between the two cars). I got a job fixing computers, and selling them and whatever else as well. It was a traveling around town job and during the interview I admitted that my only transportation was a bike. I must have made a good impression otherwise because I got hired and during the week in between my interview and start date I did the leg work on finding a car. Day two on the job I left early to pick up my car.
And this is it. Back when the height of affordable digital photography was like 2 mega-pixels. My 2000 Saturn Wagon (see a pattern here yet?) It was a good, functional car especially for my job, I could put printers in the back, four or five computers, tube monitors et cetera. I did like the plastic body on it, but the colour was kinda lame.
Eventually the transmission went and I traded it in just in time before it died to get my second Saturn branded vehicle.
The car I have now is pretty cool, except for the colour.
I have told Amber on many occasions that my next car will be 'the Batmobile'. Clearly I do not mean this literally, any of the Batmobiles featured in the movies or on TV would be ridiculously impractical for anyone to use as a day to day car. I do mean however that it will be a car that looks awesome, has all the bells and whistles and is black and mean looking.
This car with some red highlights will be my next car. Because.. well because it's cool, and I think it's about time I owned a cool car.