Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ten on Tuesday - The "Just Give Me 4 Wheels" Edition

Today's Ten on Tuesday topic is 10 Cars I Have Had, but I could only come up with six. I want a vehicle that will safely and reliably get me from Point A to Point B, so I buy used vehicles and drive them until they die.

1. I learned to drive in my parent's 1978 Jeepster Commando. I loved that car and might still be driving it today if it had actually been mine.

2. The first car I actually owned was a 1970 Datsun 1200, after handing over a hard-earned $500. It suffered a tragic untimely death when it rolled down my parent's steep driveway into a tree after the parking brake failed.

3. The first and only new car I bought was a 1979 Datsun B210. There were so many things wrong with it that it felt like all I did was work to pay for repairs and sit in the shop waiting with my car. I haven't bought a new car since then.

4. A 1993 Ford Aerostar van was my boxy Mom car. It definitely didn't look cool, but it held car seats and kids. I always wanted to paint flames on the sides, but alas, I never did.

5. Next was the 2005 Mercury Mountaineer. I bought this mainly because I was tired of car shopping. I was glad to get rid of it after having a new dashboard warning light flash at me every month.

6. My current car is a 2012 Subaru Forester. It's nearly perfect for me, with very few bells and whistles. I wish it was parked in front of this lovely mountain view instead of in my garage!


  1. Flames on your Aerostar would have been fantastic!

  2. My kids always painted up their cars, never flames though. :)
    Yeah, that mountain view is GORGEOUS!

  3. That's what I had! A Datsun B210, not an old Nissan. I couldn't remember what it was when I put it on my list. Mine was older than yours and ran great, but it was nice to sell it off and buy the Subaru. It's amazing how many people I know drive a Subaru, including Smith!

  4. FLAMES! I always wanted flames! I drove a Forester for years - and loved it! I just got an Outback this year. I love it, too.

  5. Nice to see other people drive their cars until they die! Good to hear about your love for the Forester, too. It's on my shortlist of cars to look at next time I have to go shopping for one.


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