What Car Is Your Wife/GF/BF/SO or EX?

Paul Niedermeyer
by Paul Niedermeyer

Last weekend we got to know what car you are. Not surprisingly, we have quite a range of personalities in the TTAC parking lot: everything from a MB (Grosser) 600 to a Toyota Echo 2 door. Now we get to know about the big love (or ex) in your life. That’s a bit trickier, especially since mine reads everything here religiously. I thought hard about the Nissan Pao, because its trim size and distinctive and quirky aesthetics certainly work. But the Pao is too underpowered, and strictly a city car. Fun to look at, but no go. So it’s a toss up between a Mini Cooper S and the Fiat 500 Abarth. I have to give the nod to the little Italian, even though Stephanie is more of an Anglophile, for two reasons: The Mini is too common, and the Abarth is an unknown. Stephanie and I fell in love on Thanksgiving weekend 32 years ago, and were married the following January 7th. Hows that for taking a flyer? Just like buying the first hot-rod Fiat 500 that arrives on these shores.

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  • Mainedog Mainedog on Nov 29, 2009

    My ex and my dually have much in common. They are both good at taking my toys away and their asses are roughly the same size.

  • John Hu John Hu on Nov 30, 2009

    It's gona have to be something that grows on you. No, really. Like a parasitic Nissan Micra.

  • CB1000R CB1000R on Nov 30, 2009

    My wife started as a 84 Mustang and now she is an F150. My ex is an 85 Audi Fox who became a 5000...sudden acceleration syndrome and all. Who knows what she is now.

  • PeregrineFalcon PeregrineFalcon on Nov 30, 2009

    Ex would have to be a older Dodge Viper. Sexy as hell, ridiculously fun to play with on the track, but high upkeep and anything that rubbed her the wrong way sent her into a snarling fury capable of snapping and killing you at a moment's notice. ... why yes, she was a redhead, how'd you know? Wife would be a Miata (before the giant dopey grin, that is.) Cute as can be, loves to have fun, but unlike the Viper she's reliable, dependable, doesn't need a fortune in upkeep, and is perfectly wonderful car to have on a day-to-day basis. Plus she looks great topless too.