Isn’t it funny the things you get attached to? I teared up a bit bringing my car home from my friend’s house tonight. It was just for a second, but still.
I have to sell the car because the repair bills when something breaks are difficult for me to pay, and I have to sell it now because it’s a stick shift and I broke my foot and can’t drive it. I’m moving on and just bought a different automatic car that is really awesome and I love.. but still.
It’s the end of an era! I bought my beautiful mini-cooper S in 2006. If I could I’d keep it another 10 years. I have considered learning how to work on it myself so it’d make more sense. It’s the funnest car I’ve ever driven. There are faster cars and bigger cars and cars with more utility or whatever.. but my sporty little gem is the funnest car ever. It has toggle switches! It has a super charger! It has sport seats that hug your body while you drive it and it is so responsive it feels like you are WILLING it to go places. Burning through the gears getting on the freeway feels like you have rockets. You THINK about turning and it responds. You feel the road and the panoramic glass and being low like that feels like you are with the road, part of the road. That alone would make me miss my lovely Clara Bow. (I named her after the sexy red-headed spit-fire actress from silent film).
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