We here at TTS reserve a very large soft space for station wagons, having spent the better part of our impressionable young lives in them. My cohort’s family had an Audi Fox, a W123 Mercedes-Benz, and a couple of Pontiac 6000s. We had a Datsun 510 and, through my father’s company, a venerable GM G-body in the form of a 1979 Chevrolet Malibu.
I always liked those Malibus, especially in wagon format. And I won’t even get into my weird El Camino fetish. Continue reading
Suppose for a minute that you have managed to finagle your personal finances through a series of questionable actions to the point that you have somewhere in the neighborhood of $20K available in liquid funds. Now suppose further that you are cunning enough to convince whomever else in your household that has a say in how your money gets spent that you are car savvy enough to take that $20K and turn it into at least 25% more over the next 1-3 years. We’re not talking penny stocks going up 100X in value, but is there not some appeal to our automotive selves in the ability to buy and enjoy a car that we find interesting and end-up selling it on at a net gain? Continue reading