When I passed my driving test it was one of the best days of my life. I didn’t know it back then, but it would open the doors to so much adventure and freedom that life without a car just wouldn’t permit.

I was always a little obsessed with the concept of driving, from a very young age. I’d tip my toy cars onto the floor and play ‘traffic’. Yes, I’d pretend I was sat in traffic and carefully move each car along in the queue one by one.

Late 80's / early 90's Scalextric Cars - Click through to see why I love my car
Me, Scalextric & a purple shell suit

Even Barbie wasn’t safe from this humdrum existence. I had a wonderful pink Jeep that I’d load up with her pals, use books as road humps and drive them gently around the living room. Parallel parking was also a favourite of mine.

Occasionally on a Saturday, my grandparents would take us to Barry Island arcades. I didn’t need any money, I’d just stand at a car game like Sega’s OutRun and pretend I was driving an Escort.

Sega Outrun at Barry Island arcade in the late 80's / early 90's. Click through to see why I love my car
Fun at Barry Island with vintage Sega OutRun

Then while everyone was in the house on an afternoon, I’d go out to my Bampie’s car and sit there for hours pretending I was on the move. The neighbours probably thought I was nuts.

Always pretending I could drive my Bampie's Ford Orion in the 90's. Click through to see why I love my car.
Pretending to drive my Bampie’s Ford Orion in 1995

When I was growing up, we’d travel across America in a van. I’d sit on my Bampies lap in the passenger seat and make believe I was driving us all to Dallas, Boston or wherever we were going on that day. In 2011 I actually got to drive my husband and me in a big and beautiful Chevrolet Impala. I’d only recently passed my test and had only drove my Mum’s old Fiat Punto so I felt like I was driving a truck.

Now I drive a humble and simplistic 2009 Fiat Bravo. Before this car I had a VW Up! and although it was a very nifty, cute little thing I prefer a bigger engine with six gears. I don’t think I’d go back to a toy car again.

Here are 5 reasons why I love my car

1. Music

Being able to blast my music super loud is one of my favourite things to do. Especially in an isolated vehicle with just me and my lungs.

2. Freedom

I can go anywhere, whenever I want. Whats not to love?

3. Connection

Having a car allows me to connect with friends and family with ease. I use my car at least twice a day to visit my Mum, and without it, I’d be lost.

4. Home on the Move

I quite often sit in my car and eat my lunch if I’m on the go. It’s like my little piece of home on the road.

5. No Bus

Quite simply, I don’t have to get a bus. Although, when my car went in for the MOT in June, I did which made me even more grateful.

While I am appreciative for my simple and affordable car, I do have dreams of one day being able to buy something a bit more sporty, modern and smooth.

I’ve always loved Volkswagen, but I especially love the shape and colour of the blue Scirocco.

Image: Volkswagen

A Honda Civic has also intrigued me. My Sister had one for years which she literally drove into the ground, it was so reliable. There’s something so slick about the red and black interior below. I’d definitely feel like a badass or Batman rolling up in this. Maybe a badass Batman? Check out the new model here

Image: Vertu Honda


Lastly, the car of my actual dreams is a 1950’s Cadillac in shiny black. Like, ‘none more black’ to quote Nigel Tufnel from Spinal Tap.

What do you love about your car? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to know!

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7 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why I Love My Simplistic Car”

  1. I feel the same about my Ford Focus! I absolutely love it and I’m always listening to my music or storing stuff in it. When it eventually dies, I will just buy another one pretty much the same!

    1. That’s good because buying cars can be so over whelming, but if you know what you want it definitely takes the hassle out! x

  2. I don’t have a car, not yet. But I have a mountain bike and I know how it feels like to own a wonderful ride that we love. A ride which gives us freedom, even when we are driving alone, we know we have one company. And that’s our ride.

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