Now, this might sound like craziness to you guys. I mean really, who sells a lovely, light and agile piece of German engineering so they can keep driving a rattly, high mileage, aging GM product?

In a month, I’ll be moving to where I’ll only have street parking, and i can’t even remotely afford to insure two cars with our rates in BC. This necessitated the sale of one of my vehicles. I could sell the Chevy with 300k that I just bought last year for the purpose of driving to Montreal, or my daily driver, a 1982 BMW 320i which some of you may have seen my posts about.

From a car enthusiasts point of view, it should’ve been straightforward. Keep the fun manual BMW, unload the collection of poorly made decisions and bad build quality with only its fantastic engine as a saving grace. But I found that I simply couldn’t picture not having the Blazer. I’ve put more miles on it than any other vehicle, 17,000kms to be more exact. That’s the most time I’ve had to get attached to a car, and I’ve done a bunch in those 17,000kms. It has taken me to Montreal and back, up a difficult logging road to a cabin with my girlfriend, up a way worse road to go camping with friends and several other small trips over the past year. It’s been used to help three different people move, and been my fallback whenever the BMW wasn’t working. Simply put, my emotional attachment to the Blazer is greater than my driving enjoyment of the BMW. I mean it helped that I got probably twice as much for the E21 than I could’ve for the Blazer, but for the most part, I could picture myself without the BMW, but I couldn’t imagine not having this Chevy. I’m keeping this thing till it dies, and it doesn’t seem like it’ll be any time soon. I bet the original owner never would’ve imagined this thing is not only still working, but being the vessel of many adventures and memories with my girlfriend and friends.

Bottom line, I liked the BMW, but I love my little truck.

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back on the Exims just before the new owner took her away.

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With the group project E32

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Just gonna throw in more pictures from the many excursions with the unending $600 truck

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Still, I’m gonna miss the little shark