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This weeks topic:
Tell us about your first car. Everyone remembers their first car (I hope) and has a story or two to tell about it. So share yours.
I didn’t get my first car until after I was married and had a baby. We had determined that I needed to try and find a job outside the home to help us get through the month with expenses. I succeeded in finding a job, with good hours, and I found some pretty awesome day care for our oldest son who was 15 months old at the time. The problem was I needed a car. We only had one car, and there just wasn’t a job that I could physically do with my fibromyalgia where the hours worked around my husband’s schedule.
My first car wasn’t anything great, but it did its job. I got a Saturn SL2 sedan. It was pretty reliable and got us around where we needed to go. My biggest complaint was that it didn’t have automatic anything. I think I’m pretty lucky it had a CD player and cruise control. I hated having to manually unlock the doors in the rain and snow with a small child, but it was what we could afford. It was more about affordability than convenience.
In the end, I’m glad we got a second car and didn’t try to make one car work. Having two cars allowed us to take advantage of the opportunities we did, and get us where we are today.