1989 Ford Tempo AWD
Though I do not have an actual picture of my very first car, this is a very close representation of it. Mine was navy blue with a chrome panel up the side. Officially it was my parents car, purchased for us kids. I had to share it with my brother for the first year, but then that baby was all mine. I know...you're jealous.
My first couple of years in college was spent depending on the UTA and all my wonderful roommates. Thanks ladies for all the rides I bummed off you.
1992 VW Jetta
Once again, this isn't my actual car. I couldn't find a picture of it. It looked exactly like this without the sweet wheels. This was my first major purchase without the help of my parents. I was totally excited to finally have my own vehicle after using and abusing my roommates for so long. PS. I'd like to think my husbands obsession with VW's came from me driving this car.
1993 Mitsubishi Montero
A sad picture...I know. This was taken the day we got married. This was Paul's car before it became mine. I believe it's one of the reasons I dated him...I thought he had a nice car.
2000 Chevy Tahoe LT
The moment we had our first child, we did what most people do and traded up for a bigger car. I look back on this moment and think, why in the world did I think I needed a bigger car when I only had one kid! It was nice and held all our family on visits, but mostly it was a gas guzzler and got only 13 miles per gallon.
2006 Scion XB
I love, love, loved this car. It was so cute and sporty and felt like you were driving a little go cart. Plus I got 33 mpg. Loved that. We sold it sadly just a few months ago to make room for the new babes.
1999 Chrysler Town and Country Limited
I know...you're jealous. I have made the leap to be a minivan mom. We call it an MV though...makes it sound a little better. We are trying to be a bit more frugal these days. Paul's career change comes with less $$ for awhile. So this little beauty cost us a whole $2200. I'm hoping it will last us until the end of Paul's probationary period and then we'll be able to get something a bit more reliable. But who knows, maybe by then I'll be used to not having any car payment and used to the whole idea of me driving a MV.