I was going to "Finally
, a thread on this! Awesome!"...but then I realized that...er...no. There's nothing wrong with the thread, and I have
always wanted to see a car thread on this forum, but having quickly scanned it, I just feel dumb.
I don't have a car. I'm 21 and got my license at 17, but I only first drove without a family member or driving instructor this July, and only twice, briefly. The truth is, I don't really, strongly need a car, but I desperately want one. Because there's no other way to get anywhere from my house (which is where I am, at the very least, all summer every summer), and because despite my aforementioned lack of anywhere in particular to drive to, I would really just like to keep my options open.
But since I've been told I won't get one until at least after I graduate from college, I've gone and channeled my desires into just...knowing a lot about cars. Sort of. I'm really not-mechanically-inclined, and I have yet to extend my knowledge to anything before my lifetime, or really anything that doesn't fall within the past 15 or so years. It's really more sociological: What kind of people drive what cars, which cars succeeded or failed and why, how are different brands perceived in the popular conciousness, etc...
I go on used-car websites for fun. I get periodically obsessed with particular cars and decide that they'd totally be the right one for me if I was just allowed to get one. It's probably really not healthy, and it's more than a bit distracting. And it all comes off as kind of useless. I mean, I'm even sorry here for dumping such a long and weird post into an otherwise normal thread.
I've been looking for someone besides my cousin to talk cars with, basically, but what I'm ultimately trying to say here is that I doubt any of you
would want to do so, and frankly I wouldn't blame you. I don't even know where to start. So that's why I made this post instead.