Ah, memories. My first car was a '74 Pinto, picked up at an auction for $200 (including all taxes, fees, and it already had the emission test done). In college, a friend dubbed it “Bondo”, since the color matched. The back seat would theoretically hold three people, but they had to be really close friends. Dinky engine, tiny (balding) tires, and you had to pull straight up on the driver’s side door when you closed it or it wouldn’t latch. Unfortunately, Bondo had to be sent to that big scrapheap in the sky when the engine block cracked one cold winter.
God I loved that car…
On a scary note, last year I decided to celebrate paying off my student loans by getting a brand new sports car (I don’t think I’d know what to do with myself if I wasn’t in debt :)) . After some researching, I decided I liked the 2002 Mustang. It was only after buying one and getting it home that I realized the silver color I asked for perfectly matched the old Pinto.
I’ve dubbed the Mustang “Bondo II”