A few weeks ago, my eldest daughter, who was seven at the time, asked me, “Mom, why don’t you get a GTR?”
I laughed and said, “Oh, that’s a great idea.”
When I was younger, I never imagined my children would be interested in cars.
But after we bought a car, they immediately began asking about the various features, and I could tell they were fascinated by it.
(I’m still amazed by the interest they have in the GT350.)
I can tell you that they’re very happy with it, too.
The first thing they asked about was the interior.
My daughter wanted the best seat in the house.
The second was the rear seat.
The third was the infotainment system.
And the fourth was the sound system.
My eldest asked about the “roof bag” on the back.
It’s a plastic bag on the inside of the trunk that you can slide it under the vehicle and it will hold everything, including the keys.
She was excited about the front-seat seats, too, which were so big, too!
I can’t tell you how many times I have had to push a car with a child in the back because there’s no seatbelt.
I remember asking my daughter to put on her seatbelt as she was about to leave and the car was going to crash.
She didn’t do it and she was fine.
I’ve never had a car crash on the highway, so it’s a big deal to have a child strapped in.
And there was no way I could be sitting in the front seat of the car with my little one in the rear.
My son’s favorite car is a Volkswagen Golf GTI.
He’s always asked me what it is and I’m always like, “I don’t know.”
My youngest is obsessed with sports cars.
She loves racing and is into NASCAR and the IndyCar series.
She’s also a little bit of a racer herself.
I have a Honda Accord that she’s going to drive when she gets older.
When she’s in school, she will drive a Subaru WRX STI and a BMW X5 X5, too — she’s just an obsessive car person.
She also enjoys her two children playing in the yard.
I love them to bits, too (they’re also really good at sports).
One day I went to the garage and I noticed my son was in the garage.
He asked, “Dad, what is that car doing here?”
I said, [pause] “It’s not here!” and he said, “‘Cause it’s not on my schedule.”
I had a hard time explaining that.
It was weird, but I guess my son just liked it.
He was fascinated by the GTI, too: “That’s a cool car, Dad!”
“Oh yeah, you should try it.”
I don’t think I ever got that response, though.
I think I might have gotten it the wrong way.
But my oldest had another request.
She said, I want to go get a Porsche 959 Turbo — and I got a 959.
She wanted a bigger engine, and that was just the way she wanted it.
She liked the GT I had.
It had a big engine, too; she wanted a more powerful one.
We have to admit, though, that we’ve never driven a 939.
It is a fun car, but we’re all on the same page about not owning one.
So, when my eldest asked what was in a 969, I said it was a supercharged 911 Turbo.
But she loved the 939 Turbo so much that she bought one for herself.
The 911 Turbo has the best engine in the market, too—it’s one of the fastest cars on the road.
The Porsche has a smaller engine and it’s more of a drag car, too and it has a very good handling.
My oldest is also into driving sports cars — she even drove one for me.
And she wanted the Porsche 940.
It doesn’t have a hood, but it has the perfect body shape.
And it has an amazing rear spoiler, too so it won’t fall off the car.
She bought a GT350 for me, too…
But my son still has his doubts.
He said, Mom, I can drive a 943 and I don’st have the 936 or 936C.
That’s like a car I never wanted.
I just want to be able to drive a GTS.
And my youngest is still looking for the GTS, too because it was one of my first cars.
I know that the GT is a great car.
But when my daughter wants to get one, she’s like, I just need one.
And I say, What?
You want one?
What kind of car is this?
I don’ t have a 937, either, but my daughter does.
So she’s buying