(All new cars at the time of acquisition. My parents always leased their own and didn’t trust used cars.)
1999 Civic- ahhh the rollup windows…rear ended this one hard my first week of college. Oops. I remember when the H off the back got stolen while I was working my cashier job at a party store.
2001 Acura RSX- I LOVED this car so much. I still smile a little when I see one on the road
2006-2010- No car. Lived in San Francisco. Pre-Uber too. Those were the days!
2010 Mazda2- I was just looking for something cheap enough for my first self car purchase that I could easily park in the bay area. I grew up in south florida and had never parallel parked in my life. That was the entirety of the decision. It served me well enough for 8 years- never had a single issue with it though towards the end the AC wasn’t working well and every single plastic attachment had broken off. I remember being excited by automatic side mirrors.
2018 BMW X1- first lease, a significant level up for me…and totaled after 8 months by someone about the same age as when I crashed that civic
2019 BMW 330i- unexpected second lease but a welcome one!
Next car… I’ve got 3 years to work my way into a 5 series. I don’t see myself leaving BMW unless they stop making leases so enticing.