Top 5 Cars That Didn’t Ignore You Between The Ages of 10-17

Sad teenager boy worried inside a car looking through the window ** Note: Shallow depth of field

You can’t always count on your parents to be there for you, but you can always depend on inanimate objects made of steel, rubber, and glass to offer judgment-free companionship in a time of isolation and loneliness. A boy’s imagination has room for more than just the memory of how coarse your father’s stubble felt that one time you were hugged, or the smell of your mother’s perfume wafting away on the breeze as she dropped you off at yet another distant relative’s house ‘for the weekend.’

Check out the top 5 cars that didn’t ignore you between the ages of 10 and 17 and see how many you can identify with from inside the safe space created by your therapist.

turbo+and+lace14308827625. Porsche 911

Sure, you never really understood why the engine was in the back, and yes, the images of buxom women draped in lacy lingerie from the poster you had on your wall ultimately confused more than titillated, but there’s something to be said about a German automobile that doesn’t forget that a child’s lunch box should have more than just fruit roll-ups and salt packets in it when he leaves for school in the morning.

Ecto_024. That Car From Ghostbusters

It never really ran right, was always breaking down, and its funeral home origins lent it the lingering specter of death. And yet, somehow that made it mesh perfectly with your home life, and its eerie parallels with your family relationships provided ample distraction from the fact that your mother’s been gone for four days, now. I ain’t afraid of no ghost.

By Airickson (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons3. A Random Pickup Truck

You don’t know whose pickup truck is parked in the driveway tonight, but it doesn’t really matter, does it? It’s never still there in the morning.


1978-corvette2. Chevrolet Corvette

Your cousin’s Corvette was your first taste of freedom. So many new experiences happened in the front seat of that Chevrolet, but it was the ability to escape the screaming of your parents for just a few hours that made all those rough ‘knuckle massages’ bearable in the parking lot behind the drive-in movie screen.

barbie corvette1.  Barbie Corvette

Because you were never prettier than when you were behind the wheel of that busted-up plastic pedal car, were you?




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