Participation Required: Best and Worst Car Stories
Our best was a 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS that we purchased brand new. It was blue, and had all the options. That car handled the road like no other. Up and down the mountains of Colorado in the snow, it delivered my wife safely to work for years. It never broke. I replaced a knock sensor that was starting to go bad in it once. We loved that car so much that we had a friend drive it all the way across the country so we could keep it with us when we moved.
It was raining and blowing pretty hard one night in Virginia. I was sitting at my desk in the study when I heard something that sounded like my trash can getting knocked over. Then I heard a truck floor it, and rip down the road. I ran to the door, and the trash can was still there, but looked like it had moved down the street a couple of yards. I looked closer and saw that the car had moved too! It was dark, so I grabbed a flashlight and ran outside, to my neighbor saying, “Looks like a hit and run! Better call the cops!”
I walked around the side of the car to see the entire driver side wiped out. My wife was furious. I miss that car, and so does she. It was totaled by the insurance company, beyond repair. 11 years we had that car. It was the best.
The worst car we ever had was also a new car. It was a purple Toyota Rav 4, and it blew its transmission sometime in the first year we owned it. It was covered under warranty, but Toyota took over a month to repair it. We got rid of it soon thereafter. Everything was junk in that car, and it was brand new. People told us it was because we purchased the first year of production, and people should never do that. Learned our lesson. It was the worst.
My favorite personal car was a Subaru WRX, and I also got the worst speeding ticket in my life in it. My wife never drove it, because it has a standard transmission. 😉 It sure made me popular with the teens in town. My worst personal car was a brown Dodge Caravan with “wood like” trim. Yuck. Honorable mentions would be a Jeep Commander Limited Overland we had for a while. It had every last drop of luxury in it. What a fine nature molesting 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 angry beast of technology and leather that vehicle was. A 1980 Subaru Brat, and a 1980 Toyota Pickup that I hear is still on the road today. Both of those, I wish I still had. The Brat especially. It had the back seats with the little ski poll handles and all.
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