Blog Sweepstakes Idea - If You Could Have Any Car What Would you Choose?

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This idea came courtesy of Tawnie (or was it her husband?)

This is a tough one for me because I don't really care about cars. If its reliable and I don't have to worry about whether or not it will start, I'm pretty satisfied. That being said, it is nice to have something that doesn't demand attention. I mean any attention. I'd rather not drive a rusted out rattle trap, but I don't want to drive an attention-grabbing sports car, either. I don't want to stand out. I tend to drive on the fast side and I don't need something flashy to make me a target for a speeding ticket.

But if there's one car from my past that I wouldn't mind having in pristine condition, I'd have to say I'd like an old Volvo like the one in the picture. My parents had a car similar to that when I was a child. For some reason I don't remember, it sat by our fence for awhile and didn't get driven. It was my favorite place to go read. I was uninterrupted, it was toasty warm no matter the season and the seats were really comfortable.

But as great as I think that car is, I guess my first choice, if I had discretionary income that allowed it, would be a 1969 Camaro RS with the black and white houndstooth interior. I know this goes against my unflashy rule above, but I wouldn't drive it. My husband would and he drives a lot slower than I do. Many years ago, he owned a car like this. It was in excellent condition and was worth a good chunk of money. He sold it to make a down payment on a house for us. It would be nice to be able to replace it for him.

3 comments:

missy said...

So nice that you'd buy your husband's dream car if you could! Maybe someday when they make "gifted" into a movie you'll have that discretionary income... :)

Other than my BMW phase in High School, I don't know that I ever had a dream car until I saw my first MINI Cooper in this country. I'd loved them on my mission in Scotland and they took me right back there. After that, a MINI became my "someday car" as in, someday I hoped to have one. I figured someday would come when our kids were grown and Jeff was retired. But then one day I saw a used MINI sitting on a lot in our little town. Long story short, now that MINI sits in my garage -- when I'm not cruising around with the top down that is. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, are you sure you don't want a new Plymouth Arrow...blue...with holes in it where the bull had rammed it over and over...that took so much oil that you had to carry a case of it in the back seat just to get you from point A to point B? Come on now, where are your loyalties anyway? 0; LMH

Cindy C Bennett said...

If I had unlimited fuel access, I would love to drive a Lincoln Navigator (not very earth-friendly of me, I know).

If I were going for flash, I'd drive a Lamborghini, just because I like the cool way the doors open.

If it were the ultimate dream car that's completely impractical (unlike the previous two totally practical cars) I'd have to go with a mint/restored 1921 Model A Ford.