25 Reasons Why Driving A Junker Car Is Awesome

Your car is only as old as 150,000 miles looks, smells, feels, and sounds.

1. You and your dad always have something to talk about.

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2. You never worry about parking.

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3. Minor dents and fender benders are not really an issue.

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4. In fact, you start to think that damage might be an improvement.

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5. When people see how crappy your car is, they know you’ve got nothing to lose and stop cutting you off on the freeway.

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6. Your insurance is really cheap.

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7. So is your excise tax.

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8. What car payments?

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9. If you’ve had the car long enough, you know everything wrong with it.

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10. You stopped freaking out about every noise and shutter a long time ago.

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11. No one ever asks to borrow your car because they’re afraid to drive it.

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12. You don’t particularly worry about driving in inclement weather

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13. Or doing something stupid to the car.

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14. Or forgetting to change the oil for two and a half years.

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15. Or losing your car to an “act of God.”

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16. Car problems just don’t scare you anymore.

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17. Because you have an old car, you will meet all sorts of people. For instance, you’ll form a deep emotional attachment with your mechanic.

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18. You’ll have a favorite junk yard.

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19. You’ll build a directory of friends who are knowledgeable about cars.

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20. And people will want to hang out with you because you’re okay transporting large dogs, wet children, and hundreds of pounds of Ikea furniture.

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21. You’ll learn all sorts about basic car maintenance.

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22. You’ll discover that you can get away with only washing your car twice a year.

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23. You’ll become a resource when it comes to car repair costs.

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24. And you stop feeling weird having entire conversations with your car because you know that sometimes she just needs a little encouragement.

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25. Moral of the story: stop complaining about your old car. It’s actually your best friend for life.

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