At the risk of staring another theme day. I present my updated automotive timeline.
1986 Dodge Ram D100 Shortbox (2007* to Current)
My first car. *Technically got it when I was 13 years old. Legally in my name at 17. You can read my story on it here, but long story short, it was passed on to me after the passing of my grandmother. My dad and I fixed it up and I’ve loved it ever since.
2006 Mazda Mazda6 GT Hatchback (2013 to 2015)
Not a car that I have written much about here. This was my Dad’s car and was given to me as a wedding gift on August 23, 2013, I was 21 years old.
With a V6, 5 speed, a fastback hatch and a stunning interior (really, check them out) it was an awesome car for a 21 year old. Especially free. Thanks Dad.
I learned how to drive stick on it, honed my detailing skills and, perhaps most importantly, learned what understeer was after having a code brown involving a sharp turn and a power pole.
It had some mechanical issues that were just starting and after being rear ended, it was never the same.
2014 Fiesta ST (2015 to Current)
I didn’t even know what a Fiesta ST was when I started looking to replace the Mazda6. I really wanted a Mustang, but money was tight at the time since I was 22 years old and had just bought a home that cost what felt like all the money in the world.
I looked at Fiesta’s on Ford’s site and came across the ST model. I found my ST on auto trader and literally fell in love at first sight. I bought it the next day.
I’ve changed it a lot over the past few years and taken it on a lot of fun drives.
2016 Mazda CX-3 GT (2017 to 2019)
My wife and I started dating at 16. I always drove and she never had a car. We were now 24 years old and needed two cars. We both liked the looks and so we bought it... not much to say here really. It is my wife’s first car.
Sadly, we lost the car due to a theft. While it was just a CX-3, it was the nicest car we ever had and we had a lot of fun in it.
2018 Kia Forte LX Manual (2018 to Current)
I needed a car for work. Something that was cheap, good on gas and manual (Jalop life). I’ve grown to like the Forte, but really need Android Auto and AC.