The Volvo 240. Years ago, I bought a ‘91 for $1700, and my girlfriend at the time would tease me about how much time I spent cleaning it and keeping it nice. After a couple of years, I got t-boned by a Honda that was totaled, while the Volvo just got a healthy dent in the side door. Insurance paid me $2300 for it, but I never fixed it and drove it another 3 years without issue.

I did eventually rear-end someone on the highway, partly due to the awful brakes, and that damn canvas airbag deployed like a heavy right from Lennox Lewis, but I escaped without serious injury.

I miss that car. I almost bought another one from a neighbor recently, but I didn’t have the room to store it.