Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Farewell My Friend.

There's an empty space in my driveway where my PT Cruiser used to be.

My 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition

As lame as it may sound, I feel a little sad inside. That car served me well over the past five years. Now, it resides in the care of an old grandma. The running gag over the years is that I was driving an old woman's car; perhaps that joke was right. But... I don't care. I could have traded the Cruiser in towards a new vehicle, but I certainly was able to demand a higher price by selling it privately.

Sure, it's just a car you might say. And you'd be right... it is just a car. If anything, I'm nostalgic; I have a hard time letting things go. This situation is no different. I know it's for the best, but there's a little piece of me missing. The act of letting go gets me a tiny bit down. I'd wanted a PT Cruiser since the moment they were released in 2000. I can remember seeing prototype images during my senior year of high school and instantly falling in love. The PT Cruiser was designed to invoke the styling of older classic coupes from the 1930's and 1940's. I finally bought one in 2009 -- nearly a decade later. I'd have purchased one much sooner, but even my own father didn't want me to get one when I was younger. Nine years and one Dodge Stratus Coupe later (the EVO-BOT... I miss you too), I finally had one of my own.

Tonight, I'll toast my former chariot and wish it well in it's new life. May the Cruiser's wheels always roll straight and it's engine never struggle.

Now... I need to find a new ride.

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