|Cars I have known
||[May. 9th, 2007|07:54 pm]
A friend recent told me that I own 'the most student car I know'. I guess my Claude does fall into the category of 'student' quite neatly really. Tiny, over 15 years old, two seats and decorated with stencil art. In addition to this, the left side has been smashed into so and you can't unlock that door from the outside and the socket for the passenger's seat belt has been mauled by a Labrador and is barely functional.
This got me thinking about some of the other cars I have known which fit into the category of 'student'.
Cheyney's Car, 'Baby'
It takes a while to get used to driving 'Baby'. The most difficult aspect of 'Baby' is the gears. How do I explain this? They are sort of out of alignment. When you think you are in 'reverse' you are actually in drive and 'drive' is actually 'neutral' and so on and so forth. When you are used to it all is merry and Cheyney doesn't even notice this little oddity of Baby's, just like I forget I have one door smashed in until someone has to try and get in.
Hannah's Car, 'Maisy'
Now this is one car I absolutely hate to drive, mostly because it randomly stalls at traffic lights. In addition to this, Maisy has also developed another oddity: her right indicator will not work in conjunction with the headlights. Bloody annoying when driving at night, I can assure you. Sometimes when I am doing a right hand turn across a well lit inter-section I turn off the headlights completely and other times I alternate between the two options.
James' Car, which remains nameless
Now, in the race for Number One Student Car, James' must surely lose a few points because people still try to break into it so it must look in better shape then it is actually in. Thanks to numerous break-in attempts, the locks have been well and truly fucked. Now the only way to unlock the damn thing is to climb in through the boot and unlock it from the inside. In addition to this a 10 cent coin was dropped into the steering wheel. Consequentially, the horn goes off randomly when you turn left. Sometimes it produces a short, sharp beep and other times it continues to sound until you punch it really, really hard.
I must also mention the car which James owned before his grandparents gave him his current gem. Its locks had also been destroyed, so much so that you could unlock it with a 20 cent coin. James actually found this very useful for when he was being a pizza delivery boy: he would leave the car running with the keys still in the ignition whilst he took the pizza to the door and would then re-enter the car by means of a coin.
So, I hand it over to you, kids. Which car gets the title of 'Most Student-ish Car'? My 'Claude', my housemate Cheyney's 'Baby', my sister Hannah's 'Maisy' or either one of my ex-boyfriend's gems? Or, alternatively, do you know of a car which is more deserving of the title? Tell me.