I was thinking… what constitutes the “average” car that I’ve driven (as my primary car) over the years?
So I made a list!
Though my first several years of driving, I switched primary transport often. About 8 cars in 15 years. Over the past 15 years, I’ve had only 3 cars. Slowing down with age.
First, the list:
So, what about the numbers behind these cars?
My 1987 Mustang didn’t last long. Don’t ask.
My average car was closer to a V8 than an I6, not even close to a 4cyl.
The average engine size was very close to my current ride, my 4.6L Mustang.
I have chosen manuals over automatics approximately 2:1
My old 3-speed (manual and auto) transmission cars have averaged out my 5 speed cars, leaving me at a pathetic average of only 4 forward gears. I’ve never counted a 6+ gear car as my daily driver.
Almost 20% of my cars have been convertibles. Under 50% have been 4+ doors.
None of the above numbers tell you how long I drove them, how much the cost to operate, or how fun they are. (grin)