What does it say about you?
Are you a 'Don't care what it is so oong as it gets me to the destination' type of person, or do you have an ideal car that you dream of?
My current car shows that I am quite clearly mad
For many years I drove around in a VW Beetle and loved it to bits. My wife also had a Beetle for 12 years. Eventually family life got in the way and we had to have normal cars. I went through a number of soulless boxes that never really did anything but get me from A to B.
a Subaru 1.8 estate
a Subaru Legacy 2.2GX estate
A Ford Mondeo
Skoda Octavia estate
The Subaru was the most fun new car I have had. The Mondeo by far the worst
But 3 1/2 years ago I suddenly had the urge to give up a modern car and go back to basics. I bought my beloved 1975 VW camper called José
He has a 1600 engine and does not really go over 60mph.
He is twitchy in side winds
He needs servicing every 3000 miles
The fuel consumpsion is scary
The heating is not good - you need 5 miles of driving to even defrost the ice on the inside of the screen!
He's 37 years old so there's always something that needs fixing, de-rusting, adjusting, replacing.
I love José more that all the other cars put together. Why should a piece of metal make me feel happy when I drive it
If it breaks, I can usually fix it by the road
I can go camping
The kids love it and their smiles when they are in the camper are a joy
It's not logical, but there you go.
So - am I the only one to be stupid/mad enough to actually enjoy driving their car rather than just use it to get from A to B?
Told you - MAD^^^^^^^
But I don't care!