The Story about my Cars…
Cars, Cars, Cars…. We need these machines to get to places of desire. Through out my whole life I was never intrigue with cars. When in High School I didn’t care what I drove as long as it was mine. Like any teenager you just love to drive any where, because it felt free to finally be mobile. Even as a little kid I always had bikes and would travel for miles not for exercise but to explore my freedom. One time on a Saturday morning I rode all the way to the Mexico border, it was about 30 miles from my house. I don’t even remember eating all day, especially since I had no money. All I remember is getting back home after riding all day and the street lights where on.
My passion for cars came once I got older. Like I mention before I didn’t care what I drove as long as it was mine. I tell you what, the majority of vehicles I’ve owned are Nissans… What I mean by Nissan is, I had 2 Nissan Sentras, 2 Nissan Altimas, 1 Nissan Maxima, 1 Nissan Pathfinder, 1 Nissan Frontier, and still to this day I have a Nissan Titan. With All the cars I purchased from Nissan, I need to get sponsored by them. My dad must have brain washed me because that is all he drove. “Son, if you want a reliable car, get a Nissan, they run forever.”
In my late 30’s I started to wonder how it would be to own a luxury vehicle. I’ve never liked Mercedes Benz, (I don’t know why) and I really didn’t consider Infinity or Lexus a luxury brand (my opinion) simply because Infinity is Nissan and Lexus is Toyota. I wanted a Car Company that didn’t have sub companies, so I chose BMW.
Working in the industry that I did, I always had Luxury vehicles around me every day. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, etc. A car that really caught my attention was the 2006 BMW 650i convertible. That car had the perfect curves the power and guess what it was a convertible. I wanted this car for 6 years, overtime I would see that car on the road I would go crazy and say, “One day, that will be mine.”
That BMW 650i Sport was my dream car, Iwasn’t sure if I could afford it or was just scared to get it. One day, I remember telling my Dad I wanted that car and he told me, “That’s too much car for you, stay conservative.” It was surprising and I was so upset and sad that he told me that. In the end, I thought my Dad would at least support me in my goal. But I guess not.
One morning I was at the drive though at a Carls Jr ordering my breakfast, and saw the exact BWM 650i that I wanted, I mean same color and everything. All I can do is stare at the BMW and wait to see who walked out of it. Was it a business person, a Celebrity? Who was it? My excitement and surprise was destroyed when I saw a Carl’s Jr owned the car. I was like WTF, how can a fast food restaurant employee afford the car that I want. It made me question my employment, how in the hell someone making $10.00 and hour and own a $80,000 car. My first thought was they probably they live at home and don’t have bills. LMAO.
After seeing that, it finally motivated me to purchase it. So, I went to the BMW dealership and bought a pre-owned 2006 BMW 650i. I finally had the car of my dreams, since this way my first Luxury vehicle, I wanted everyone to see me. At the end I drove that car to the ground. When I finally sold it, it had 126,000 miles on it. The up keep on that car especially with high mileage was expensive, so it was time to get another car. Fortunately, I traded it in for a 2010 BMW 650i, the same damn car… I loved it so much that I didn’t hesitate getting the newer model.
I finally got rid of my BMW in 2016. It only had 52,000 miles. You know I had baby my second BMW. It was going to cost me if I didn’t take care of it. I finally had to change my mind about BMW and now I have a Tesla Model S. Till this day, I still miss my BMW. I now love caring for the environment. At the same time the rebate and tax write off for have a electric vehicle was not bad. It was great reaching for my dreams. I finally had the car I always wanted. As a matter of fact I had two of them.
Now that’s another story for another Blog. I’ve had my Tesla for almost a year. I will give you an a complete review and my 1 year Tesla anniversary.