So for about two months now I have had the 65' Mustang Fastback under my watch. I still have my Golf to drive every day and I still enjoy just going for a drive in the Golf. But since having the Mustang, I have already learned what could be the most valuable lesson of having more than one car.
You just can’t drive two cars at the same time. Now most of you will say, well duh of course not. As a car enthusiast, we all dream of having these vehicles for all of these fun scenarios we can dream up. Drive the ____ Everyday, Drive the ____ on the weekends, drive the _____ when the weather gets bad, and drive the _____ when the _____ needs to be towed. While all of these scenarios sound like fun in reality, and they are, they happen far to infrequently. I end up driving the golf every day, and I have the intention of taking the mustang out on weekends, and sometimes I do, but most of the times when I would have a chance to take it out, I also have to do something responsible while I am doing whatever it is I am doing. This means, finding time for the Mustang, enjoying it, going back home and swapping cars to do whatever is on my list. Then I am just left wanting to drive it more. Not to say I don’t enjoy my time in the golf too because I certainly do. But having a second car makes you wishing you could drive it more. And even more so with this car in particular, I really have a hard time trying to take it to work because I work an hour away and it has no A/C and unreliable wipers/door seals.
So anyways, having a secondary fun car is a great experience for some weekends. Besides that I don’t get to use it nearly as much as I wish I could. So if anyone is looking for advice and time is not on there side let me suggest that finding a car that is a good mix between the fun weekender and the good commuter is not as bad as it seems.