I’ve somewhat come to peace with my decision to sell my Miata and 240sx. Well, about as “at peace” as I can possibly be until the day I actually have to say goodbye to them.
Part of what makes it bearable, of course, is the fact that I’ll still have two fantastic cars to drive. The STi certainly isn’t going anywhere for a few years at least, and the S2000 I have vowed to NEVER sell. She means way too much for me and I draw my selling line at her.
However, I always really considered the S2000 my husband’s car, while the Miata was mine and the 240 became my project. I also consider the STi his, because it was more for him than for me. (I definitely benefit and I really enjoy her, but he drives her more than I do and what not.) In a way, selling my two leaves me with none.
Because I’ve decided to sell, my husband has pretty much “given” me the S2000. She’s now “mine.” I guess the distinction really came in as far as maintenance and modification costs — and I have now assumed the role of financial provider for the S2000. She’s also the car I drive more often than not, at least when the weather and logistics allow.
It’s still weird to me that I struggle with this “yours, mine and ours” concept when it comes to the cars. We don’t really have it drawn out, but we tend to drive one more than the others or what things for one more than the others. We share all the cars equally and have no issue paying for what they need.
For me, it’s more of a “proving I’m a car girl” sort of thing I guess. Somehow, having a car that my husband mostly paid to modify is less exciting to share than a car that I paid for the mods on. Like I said, weird, and probably a little stupid too. I’m just as much responsible for the modifications done to the S2000 as my husband is. I never pushed to have another S2000 because I joked that the only difference would have been color. (Actually, our taste is so similar that I never see us having “his and hers” cars. They’d be identical save for our color choices.)
I’m looking forward to saving up the funds and buying the S2000 a set of coilovers myself. She could use them, and I think it’ll help me get over my funk. At least that’s my hope.
(Not that I’m not already making plans for my next car that will be “all mine,” hehehe….)