Cars: My Car and Me!
Five driving tests and I was now legal on the road. My car is not just a means of transport it is also my best friend, does that sound stupid or what? Half of my life there has been one or two cars in the driveway and if there is none for whatever reason I am a total right off.
I worked hard for my first car,Hillman Hunter, all battered, supposed to be white though the rust made it rather colourful. I learnt to drive in it and also had a few knocks.....well you do when you are learning..there was no power steering and drove like a tank, and it was mine. My brother used to sit with me ,and in his pocket he carried a red pen not for taking notes ,oh no ,but for writing ouch! on the area that I had clipped, Nothing like advertizing the fact.
My next car , and the one that I passed my test in, was a Datsun 120Y a great little car , power steering the lot . The colour of it was like a mustardy tone and to me it was a sports car. It wasn't but compared to the Hunter ! enough said. My son was only a baby and with this car being a hatchback there was plenty of room to take the pram.
Upgrading , to a Datsun 160J ,a saloon, this will always be my favourite and I kept her for 10 years. we would go absolutely miles and rarely stopped for a drink. I remember a journey to London , she went all the way there and back without the oil cap on and lived to tell the tale. The engine was a mess but after a good clean up and tlc I was rewarded with several more years.
When I finally had to replace her , I looked at her sat beside the shiny silver Colt Golant and dreaded the day she would have to go. Choosing the car to drive it was always gonna be the 160 so I arranged for her to be picked up when I wasn't at home. ..R U Crying yet? caus I did , in some way I felt sad and lonely and the shiny Colt was no substitute.
It took me several months , and there she was, a big bus of a car and I wanted it. A Rover SDI V8 ,sitting and driving it well you could have been in an armchair. The speed and the power was phenomenal ,surprisingly fuel consumption was not that bad. I was with my new love and everything was hunky dory,that is until hubbie got his hands on it. Reversed it into a pole ,dented the back end severely and wrote it off . Just imagine my horror, I have never let him forget it!
The next few cars never really let me get attached and other than the model that is all I have to say:- Vauxhall Carlton..........Ford Cosworth...........Range Rover..that's that no comment.
I had this next car for 10 years also , nothing major went wrong just the normal things -tyres brakes and soforth. This car Mondeo ST 24 was fast ,comfortable and where I went so did she..hubbie rarely had a look in, except maybe weekends and then only if we were going off somewhere, he's a terrible passenger so I let him get on with it. Sadness befell upon her ,her headgasket went and her radiator and she was very unwell, she died and it was upto me to put her in the car graveyard and then to find a replacement.
My current car
I decided to have her cousin , Mondeo TDCI in black , heck you certainly have to work on her to keep her looking clean. She goes well and is very comfortable, havent had her too long so not yet emotionally attached ,although I do find myself defending her when anyone dares to critisize her, so I suppose she too will pull the heart strings eventually.
I hope that you all can see what my car mean to me , they are an extension of myself and a part of my life.
Schh! Don't let the TDCI know but the car I want the most is pictured below :-
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