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Just Wanting To Go For a Drive

A feeling I have never truly felt before

6w ago


For reasons I won't mention on here I was spending a night on a couch recently, and the location of this couch was in a room with massive bay windows, this meant that sleep was minimal and in my drowsy delirium there was nothing to do except stare out the window and what greeted me was the morning dawn and a red skoda fabia.

I don't know if it was the boredom, the peace, or the beauty of the Irish summer morning. The condensation still coated the windows and a vision coated my conscience a vision of me behind the wheel of that Fabia, flying back the country lanes, empty roads, freedom.

I could think of nothing else for at least an hour as the sun broke through the clouds, the thought of the beautiful mountain and coast roads where I live, no traffic, no problems, no worries, Sealed from the outside world, just me and the car.

If I'm honest saving for a car has been difficult, having to put every penny I earn from working 6 days a week in the local restaurant, not going out, not buying anything, but I suppose condensing working every weekend since march and most days for the 12 weeks of my summer holidays into eight weeks it was always going to happen. But this moment gave me all knew drive and determination to get together the money I need. While whatever I buy won't be, modern, fast, exciting or even vaguely nice it will be a car and it will be mine.

One of these is for sale near me.....Highly Highly considering it.

One of these is for sale near me.....Highly Highly considering it.

I always knew I'd have a desire to " Just go for a drive" but I really thought it would be because I was staring out at some Italian exotica but no, It was staring out at a cheap old econobox, this made me realize something, When you love cars it doesn't matter what you have, it will be the most fun and important thing in the world and the feeling of freedom that comes with driving is unrivaled. As soon as I have that car on my driveway with the keys in my hand It won't matter what it is, whether it's a Fiat or a Ferrari as soon as the engine fires up and my right foot hits the carpet that feeling of joy will be the same.

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Comments (6)

  • "When you love cars, it doesn't matter what you have" is The Truth! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

      1 month ago
  • A sober Irishman in the dawn is cudled down on the couch lusting over a Skoda? That's a picture I won't forget soon :)

    Way too politically incorrect, of course, it's a joke.... Actually, a true petrolhead is in you.. We don't care what the car is, it's all about the drive and the journey...

      1 month ago
  • Dude, right, freakin on! It doesnโ€™t matter what your driving for that feeling of freedom, excitement, just you, the car and an open road, windows down feeling the wind, hell yeah!! I drive the mountains out here in the U.S., and every time I get behind the wheel, it just puts a big smile on my face. that excitement is a drug. Good luck with your purchase and enjoy the drives buddy. God bless you.

      1 month ago