My Life in Cars
Here's all the milestones in my life when it comes to cars.
- I get my driver's license and the Benz 300TD Wagon to drive
- My dad buys a Porsche Carrera 4 Cabriolet
- My parents purchase a Nissan Altima for my sister
- My dad sells the 300TD Wagon and gives me the Audi 5000
- I reverse into a light pole at McDonald's and cause $5000 in damage
to the Audi 5000
- 2 weeks after my car is out of the shop, a girl runs a red light and
hits my car causing $2000 in damage to the Audi 5000. She claims I ran
the red light. Her insurance, Farmer's, believes her. My insurance,
State Farm doesn't want to fight and we settle, even though it was her
- A lady switches 4 lanes at once, right into my car, causing $3000
in damage to the Audi 5000
- My dad lends me his Carrera 4 for Prom.
- I go off to college and my dad trades in the Audi 5000 for the new
20-valve Audi 200 Quattro. I can use the 200 wagon when I'm home
- My dad sells the Carrera 4 and gets a Mercedes 500SL via a company
- My dad sells the 200 wagon and purchases a Mercedes ML320. I can use
the 20v 200 Quattro when I'm home.
- My parents buy me my Honda Accord
- I graduate from college and get my first speeding ticket in St. Louis.
I call 1-800-TRAFFIC and $150 later (after $10 off coupon in yellow
pages) I have a clean record again.
- My dad sells the 20v Quattro and purchases a AMG Mercedes C43
- My mom purchases a Mercedes SLK
- My dad sells the ML320 and purchases a BMW M Roadster. He doesn't
like the color though.
- My dad sells the M Roadster and purchases an AMG Mercedes E55
- My dad purchases the BMW X5
- I start travelling for work and end up renting the following car models:
- Subaru Legacy
- Subaru Outback
- Mazda Protege
- Chevrolet Classic
- Chevrolet Lumina
- Chevrolet Impala
- Chevrolet Tracker
- Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Ford Mustang
- Ford Escape
- Ford Taurus
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Matrix
- Oldsmobile Alero
- Oldsmobile Intrigue
- Oldsmobile Aurora
- Pontiac Grand Am
- Pontiac Grand Am GT
- Pontiac Grand Prix
- Dodge Intrepid
- Dodge Stratus
- Dodge Magnum
- Chrysler PT Cruiser
- Pontiac Aztec
- Buick LeSabre
- Buick Regal
- Buick Century
- Kia Optima
- Hyundai Elantra
- My mom sells her Audi 200 and SLK and purchases a Volve S70.
- My dad sells the C43 and purchases an AMG Mercedes CLK55.
- I catch the tuner bug and buy new tires and wheels for my car.
- My dad purchases a Corvette Z06.
- The 2004 USDM Subaru Impeza WRX STi is officially unveiled in Detroit
and I begin to seriously save for it.
- I attend The Lizard rally for fun with my Accord and my dad sells
- I begin to look for STi's to buy in St. Louis and accidentally buy
one in Evanston instead.
- I'm given a 1984 CRX by a friend's father. Total cost: $90 for title
- I take the SCCA Learning Curve to learn how to handle my car in auto
cross events. This starts off the 2004 season of automotive events including
Mazda Rev-It-Up, SCCA and TSSCC autocross events and ImprezaFest.
- My dad buys an Audi Allroad 4.2 and I sell the CRX through the same