Maybe it’s your first. Maybe it’s got some uber-rare option combo. Maybe you put your blood, sweat and tears into building it exactly way you want it. It might note even be that special to anyone else but you, but you’re keeping it forever anyway.
Which JNC are you never sellin’?
Look at the story of Alfred Morris. He kept and restored his beloved Mazda 626 5-speed, even though he earned $2.2 million with his NFL contract last year. How many JNC readers would do the same in his situation?
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a toy. Click through to see the winner of the last QotW, “What’s the best JNC for a new driver?”
We had an amazing number of top notch, laugh out loud comments this week. If you need a good chuckle, check out what torture dickie plans to put his kid through with an X80 Cressida, AndyB‘s love-hate relationship with his Subaru Loyale, or cesariojpn‘s hilarious yet somehow completely reasonable nomination of the V20 Camry. On the other side of the spectrum, 15-year-old Mason relayed an inspiring tale that proves there is indeed hope for the next generation.
However, the winner this week was Jason, and his story about how his own experience with a gen-two Honda CR-X Si shaped his formative years.
To find the best new driver JNC one must dive deep into the mind of a 16 year old boy (or tomboy, as any 16 year old princess is only interested in a shiny new BMW or Mustang convertible). It was many, many, years ago, but I seem to remember lusting after the second gen CRX Si, a car which I eventually bought. As a new driver it taught me many important driving skills, understeer, tragic understeer, and catastrophic understeer. The last of which required a new front bumper, radiator and hood. However, with a solid 130hp on tap, it was by no means fast, but quick enough to develop driver skill.
Now from a parental standpoint it was a great car. There was no back seat, which I’m sure was a relief to my girlfriends parents in high school. This also limits the amount of idiots, i mean “friends”, that can fit in the car. Nothing like the 1984 Caprice Classic my buddy had, leading to many late nights and lots of toilet paper spread across lawns. In addition, when the little tike goes away to college, anything able to fit in a dorm room will fit in the back of the car. It also works great for beer runs, as I’m certain a keg can fit in the back, two once he turns 21 and doesn’t need someone to buy it for him.
Add to all this that most of these cars routinely make it well past 250,000 miles with little work needed, they get a solid 38+mpg on regular fuel, low insurance cost, and they’re a great choice for a new driver.
Now lets just hope you can buy one for little tommy for less then what they cost new in 1988…
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!