Sky on Sunday after the rain storm. I like to drive up the mountain, that's as close to a picture of my car as you'll get. It's too dark at the moment, in any case.
This edition of ToT is brought to you by a person who just couldn't care less about what make or style of car she drives. That isn't to say I don't have criteria, as I want something reliable and preferable foreign. I've only had about 10 cars, which made easy to come up with a list. Only one of my cars was brand spanking new and it is likely it will be my only new car.
1. Austin America- British Racing Green, very small, rare, and extremely unreliable.
2. Triumph Spitfire- One of my favorite cars, as it was fun to drive, unique, midnight blue, soft-top in summer, hard top in winter. The downside was its reliability, or lack thereof, and its inability to handle much snow.
3. Nissan Datsun B210- Old, cheap to buy, cheap to fun, cheap to fix, reliable, and red.
4. Subaru - New to my sister, who sold it to me a year after she bought it. It was reliable and red. After a few years I sold it back to her and it ran for another 15 years. It was quite the car.
5. Old Mercedes- White, big, diesel, and boring.
8. Volvo - Another tank, pale blue and top of the line when new.
7. Old Audi - yellow, unmemorable, but it did live on in my family after I'd moved on to my next car.
8. Honda Accord- My very favorite of all my cars, as it was reliable, nondescript white, and I had it for 14 years. If I hadn't totaled it (it doesn't take much to total a 14 yo car), I'd be driving it today.
9. Toyota Camry the First- Black, fast, racy, and short-lived. It threw a rod, leaving us stranded in the dessert.
10. Toyota Camry the Ugly- My current car knows what I think of her ugly color, but she also knows how much I love her and her reliability. The poor old thing has 190,000 miles on it, but I have every reason to believe I'll be able to drive her for a few years more.
What's your ride and do you love your car, or are you as ambivalent as I?