I have owned only two cars in my life. The first car I owned was a 1991 GEO Storm. It was red and had a hatch back. I thought it looked really cool being as though it was my first. I paid only $8,000 cash for it. Now I look back on it I think I paid too much for it. I was only 21 at the time, and when you’re that young and you’re getting your first car there isn’t anything anyone could say to you that would make you change your mind.

I had the car for 7 years until one day in 1998 I was driving to the car wash in Salem and the engine started smoking. I was only about a half a block from the Hill Crest Chevy dealer and so I decided to pull in so they could take a look at it. While my car was being looked at I took a walk around the car lot. I looked and looked but I didn’t see any cars that caught my eye until I turned around. I saw one of my favorite cars in the whole world.

It was the Mitsubishi Eclipse. I test drove it and my second time out I decided to buy it. She is a beauty. She’s the color money, with silver rims. She has a black hat that slides back, but always stays in tack. She never looks dull when I’m ridin’ to the mall. She’s so fine and she’s mine.

Revised: Saturday, February 23, 2002 08:42 AM