I was reading CNN a few weeks back and stumbled across this article.
I have to say that the first car I ever owned was my first car a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier in gunmetal grey, probably my best car as well. My parents came off a lease that we had been driving and my parents bought me my first car. I was 17, it was a used car and had a little over 100,000 miles on it. Being used and having that many miles it had some wear, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with her. I loved her so much that everyone I knew referred to her as “Magnum.”
The best part about having it was that it was all mine. I was young and back when I thought it was cool to put all those lights inside to reflect the inside of the blue and I put in a sound system so that trunk would rattle. I don’t remember what gas prices were back then but they were no where near what they are today. I remember tossing in 20 bucks and it would give me a little more than ¾ a tank of gas. Those were the good ole days.
The car allowed me to get my first job and start collecting a paycheck. Have a means of transportation allowed me to have an endless amount of freedom. I started working at a neighbors business, and the trusty Magnum never let me down on the days that I had to go to work. I was able to build up a savings account and take some of my financial burdens my parents had been covering with my new income like car insurance. I kept the car 4 or 5 years until I got my first real job after graduating college with my Bachelors degree. I purchased a 2005 Nissan Altima brand new in Majestic Blue; we may talk about her another time. My siblings inherited the Magnum and they sold it soon after. I was out on the road once and saw the Magnum drive by and I just smiled because of the memories we had together.
It is different owning a vehicle now because it is not as big a part of my life as a first car was. Having a Grand Cherokee now is nice but it gets me to work and where I need to go. I wash it occasionally but the sentimental value is not there like the first car I ever owned where you went on so many expeditions and explored with.
What was your first car you ever owned that you ever owned?