I have never owned a new car. My first automobile was a Jeep Wrangler, 11 years old when I bought it. It was a fine car, but it had a broken passenger door, and one time someone fell out in the parking lot of an ice skating rink.

I bought my second car just out college. It was an Oldsmobile Intrigue, 4 years old. It was intriguing in name only, but was a boat of a car and, at 6’2”, I loved it for its boatyness. Our relationship, though, was short-lived. I fell asleep one night while driving home, swerved across the opposing lane of traffic, and… More…