I Own Five Cars, Please Someone Help Me
The gang's all here!
The gang’s all here, folks. I got all five of my cars together for a photoshoot, because why not. Of the eleven-plus cars the Car Bibles gang officially owns, I own about half of them.
- Cars: 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth, 2011 Ford Fiesta SES, 1993 Honda Accord EX Wagon, 1999 Daewoo Lanos S, 2006 Honda Civic EX
- Location: Columbus, Ohio
- Photog: me (Kevin Williams)
- Camera: Canon EOS M
I have five goddamn cars. I didn’t mean for it to happen this way, I promise, but I can’t pass up a deal and an opportunity to write some cool content for you, the reader. I’ve written about all of these cars, except the Fiesta, but I’ve got something in the works for that, I promise. What an eclectic mix of cars. I’d imagine any passers-by are asking “Why the hell would anyone buy three subcompacts, and two kinds of boring Hondas?” Right? There’s no real theme between these cars, except that they’re cheap as heck.
The Fiesta and Civic are flips. They’ll come as soon as they go. Or, in theory, they should. I’ve been dragging my feet on both, they’ve had more mechanical issues, and I had to prepare a Daewoo to be raced around a track, pushing the Civic and Fiesta to the back burner. The Accord runs, but in this picture it needs an oxygen sensor. Runs great, though. The Daewoo runs. Does it run well? Uh, not really. Lastly, the Abarth is my daily driver. It’s totally fine.
I don’t like having this many cars, they’re too hard to manage. I try and drive my flip cars for a short while, oftentimes they will have other minor issues that only reveal themselves with miles. It’s hard to split my time between five rustbuckets, I’ve gotta road test them all, and assure at least the two flip cars won’t immediately disintegrate for their next owners.
At least two of these cars have to go. Maybe three. Stay tuned.