Hello, my name is Simon. I am a kid entering my final year of high school in the fall, here in Vancouver, Canada at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. I'm in the International Baccalaureate program, along with the French Immersion program. I plan on pursuing an engineering degree in university. I am a basketball player and a AAAA BC provincial champion from this past year.
Enough about my personal background, and more about my car history. I have a beige 1995 corolla with 107,xxx kms, that I inherited from my grandmother. Unfortunately it has a slushbox, making it an ultimate beigemobile (it is literally beige). Despite the drawbacks, it was a free car, with fully independent suspension, the slightly larger 1.8 7A-FE engine and good fuel economy. I plan to do all the maintenance that I can and possibly some minor upgrades.
I have driven a total of 6 cars in my life including the corolla. They are as follows:
2009 Volvo XC70 wagon (father's car)
2006 Honda Civic sedan with 5MT (mother's car)
2012 Toyota Venza (not sure of the year)
2008 Mercedes B2oo Turbo
2004 Toyota Prius (not sure of the year)
and of course my corolla.
I plan on writing about each of these cars and my experiences with them in future posts, along with updates of my adventures with automotive maintenance. I want to replace the steering wheel on the corolla since it is quite worn out, but I am on a tight budget. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I would also like to thank HammerheadFistpunch and Gamecat235 for helping me gain author privileges.