I’m generally not a very sentimental person but trading Clover in for a new car was one of the most difficult decision in my life. She was the brand new family car and somehow I managed to strike lottery and got her in my second year of university when I managed to land myself a cadet role at a small accounting firm about 20 mins drive from my dorm. You could say she was more of a loan from the folks but somehow over the years, she kinda just became mine.
It sounds naive but I thought she would be around forever until a few weeks ago, when she started stalling mid drive. It happened another two times where she will actually deccelerate when she’s stalling and when you’re in the middle of the highway with cars going at a minimum of 110km/h while you’re struggling to even hit 30, we knew that it was probably time to let go.
I can’t believe that I got so emotional over a car. I still wasn’t ready for it even when we were sitting down at the new car dealership working out a trade-in deal. The sweet man kindly offered to give me two quotes should I decide to keep her.
She was my first car and we had an amazing 11 years together and I couldn’t asked for a better car. I’m so gonna miss her!