Write about your car. What do you drive? Show us a picture of your car. What do you WISH you were driving? How long have you been driving your car? Do you like to drive overall? Are you a good driver? Are you a passive or aggressive driver? How has increasing gas prices affected your lifestyle? How has it affected your budget? How many miles do you drive on a given day?
Cars to me have always been mostly a way to get from A to B. My first car was a 1965 Dodge Monaco. There are yachts shorter than that car. Rode like a dream — passed everything but a gas station. The most exciting car I have ever owned was a 1986 Ford Mustang — 4 cylinder, of course.
If I had my druthers, I think I would like to be driving a Smart Car (great on gas plus the WOW factor) although Sweet Baboo has been singing the praises of the new hybrids — seems there is one on the horizon that will go 30 or so miles on the batteries before the gas will kick in. I could drive to work without gas at all!! The price tag is a bit of a deterrent though.
I have been driving since 1970. I turned 16 on July 1st (go ahead, do the math, I’ll wait), started a crash course in Driver’s Ed the next day, and 6 weeks later had my Jr. Operators license. Thirty eight years and not even a scratch or dent. I’ve probably jinxed myself saying that.
I enjoy driving for the most part. Although not aggressive (even before gas prices skyrocketed, I drove about 65-70 mph on the Interstate) I am extremely vocal. Can’t abide stupid and inconsiderate drivers and enjoy telling them so from the safety of my car. Has anybody else ever seen someone fly by you and then catch up with them 2 or 3 miles later, pulled over by a Trooper? Do you honk the horn like I do? Do you laugh and point like I do?
I’m lucky in that my round trip commute is about 15 miles a day, so the gas prices haven’t overly affected me. I drive a bit slower now (60ish) and have combined all of my errands so that I’m only making one run per day. And what am I driving, you ask? I have a 1996 Oldsmobile Delta 88 — that’s right, a granny car!! But it rides SOOOOOO nice (one of my friends says it’s like riding somewhere on her sofa), it’s decent on gas, it’s quiet and it has power windows, power locks, power driver’s seat and A/C. Oh, and it also gets me from A to B — all this and without a car payment!!