I have one year to buy and sort out a car for my oldest child. I had originally thought that this would be a years long thing that we would do together as father and daughter, but alas my daughter is not into it....at all.
Despite her mother and I’s best efforts, we have raised a super prissy girl that doesn’t like sports or getting dirty or building shit. Actually that’s not 100% correct, she does like to do crafty things, paint, sew, and knit/crochet a little bit. I have no gifts or training (or ever had the opportunity to explore) in those areas so I guess we’re a pretty complimentary pair in that respect. She’s also a super talented singer and, with no lessons or formal training outside of what she’s received over the last school year, a pretty decent by ear piano player.
I don’t know about y’all, but when I started driving in the 80's cars were still slightly terrifying. I drove a ‘72 Chevy Impala that weighed about 14,000 lbs and had drum brakes, when you were driving in the rain you were CAREFUL.
My first thought is that I want her to be driving something just this side of Fury Road to start. I always wanted a Mustang and I was thinking that might a good first car. Buy a cheap 90's Mustang with one of those dog shit V6 engines and a 5 speed so that she actually has to learn how to drive. It would still have an airbag and possibly ABS but no traction control and would be RWD. Is this a stupid idea?