I got my first car on my 15th birthday. I was so happy suddenly, a lot of ideas popped in my head on what I want to do to the car. I’m a car fan, I started to like cars a lot that it became, “my favorite thing in life.” Which a lot of people think, that it’s stupid and just a ride. According to “car people” who I’m one of them, a car is not car if it’s stock. Racing and working on cars became my habit.
My parents decided to buy a new car and lend me their old one, a 2001 venture, I must admit I did not like driving that minivan It made me feel old and it was also super old! I knew I couldn’t drive that van forever nor did I want to. I worked two jobs and made it my goal to get myself a new car. I didn’t spend any of my money on useless things and saved as much as I could. By the end of my first year working two full time jobs I finally had enough money to start looking at cars.
Afterwards she was attached to the car because you could just charge the battery and go, no need for gasoline. She also liked how quiet the car was, but it still had plenty of power to be driven onto a highway. My mom bought the car from the dealership and ended up driving that car home from the dealership the same day. After purchasing the car, it started a debate between my mom and me that would end up lasting for months. She believed that electric cars where more efficient and harmless to the earth’s environment After owning the car for a couple months, my mom began to love the car even more.
I wasn?t nervous to drive because my dad let me drive sometimes to my grandpa?s house If I took the back roads, so I had a little experience. When I took behind the wheel it was a little different than driving on the back roads, but I did ok. When I finished behind the wheel I signed up for a driving test. This was the part I had been waiting for, I wanted to pass so I could drive alone. The day of the test was very stressful, I had to use my grandma?s car because mine had tinted windows.
The start of my senior year in high school, I bought a car brand new car off the lot. The car was $18,000 with the download which left me at $15,000 to finance. I was only working at AMC Theater making $300 - $400 a paycheck. I had insurance, car payment, and other bills to pay for while still in high school. I was more worried about paying the car because it was under my brother’s credit which I didn’t want to mess up so I picked up as many shift as I could everyday just to make the extra money.
Well I, Jordan Gracy, am going to inform you just how you can possibly save your life, extend the life of your car, as well as increase- your performance. Although working on a car seems like a man’s job to get all down and dirty in that grotty grease, 34 percent of American women find interest and creativity in maintaining their own vehicles. Everyone that is physically capable of working on their car should do it mainly due to the cost factor. People will spend 20 bucks to have their car checked out before actually having it fixed because of a check engine light not realizing the problem was minor like a wire being loose under the hood. It could also be just a simple as your leaving your gas cap unscrewed.
The lady I knew whose spouse’s BMW was sitting on bricks because he couldn’t afford the repairs had a repair bill of $8000. Since, my car is relatively inexpensive to fix, I can save more. I also was able to lower my insurance due to not needing full coverage. However, I would not go this route with an expensive car. If the cost of repairs and value of the car are a high variance, you could end up with a totaled car and still have a balance
Both of us were thinking,” How does a driver focus with forty-two other cars around them for more than three laps?” I have always respected race car drivers. After experiencing my ride along, I respect race car drivers even more. A week later, my dad texted my mom and I when he was at work and said, “Let’s go back to Dover.” Yep, my dad and I are still talking it, and I think we will be talking about it for a long time. When I was sitting inside the race car, it felt like I was supposed to be there. It did not feel weird being in the race car, it felt right.
A glorious day it was when in his garage sat that promise, a cherry-red Ford Mustang convertible. Two years later, nothing had changed. Blindness still got that sense of pride and achievement he had that first day. Every time he saw that car, he thought of all the hours of overtime and all the checks he had to send to pay off those student loans. Little did he know that the car would not only teach him the values of hard work, but also show him a fault in his own character.
Your dream car may be something you have always wanted like your brother’s car from high school, your dad’s old car, or even a car you have always wanted but could not afford, maybe it could be something fast or exotic like a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. But for people like me, one of my dream cars does not come from the present nor the future, it comes from the past. For those of us whose dream car comes from the past, we cannot just walk into a dealership and purchase one. Buying an older car that is three, four or maybe even seven decades old can be a big pain in the rear end because it can present several mechanical problems. But if you have the time, dough and the ambition to do such a thing, you should probably consider something called car restoration.