"A convertible BMW—I was still living at home with my parents."

"A Chevy Blazer that, to go straight, you had to hold your hands vertically. It smelled terrible because I would sweat in it."

"An old Toyota Celica with a smashed windshield—so smashed that I had to pick a crack to look through to see the road."

"An '87 Toyota Tercel. It was a hand-me-down from my two older sisters. They both drove it, and then I got it. After that I told my dad, 'I gotta get a truck.' "

"A 1974 Volvo. I bought it from a neighbor for 50 bucks. But the car didn't go in reverse!"

  • Contributors:
  • CONTRIBUTORS Danielle Anderson,
  • With Reagan Alexander,
  • Shannon Bradley,
  • Paul Chi,
  • Alicia Dennis,
  • Charlotte Triggs.