Franny is now driving an FJ Cruiser (Mee-ma’s car as Isaiah says) and I am now driving the A4 Avant (Dee’da’s car). We love them both – the FJ is the best over-sand vehicle I’ve driven on Martha’s Vineyard / Cape Pogue, and awesome in snow. It also works great for 2 kids and is as safe as a tank (um, it kind of is one). Plus it’s got a funky look that we both loved. The Avant I recently extolled in another post.
Both of us gave up something precious for these cars. We gave up the cars we bought for ourselves from our first post-undergrad jobs, cars we loved and cherished for 7 years. Franny gave up her Jeep Wrangler, and I gave up my Mazda Protege. So thank you to these cars which kept us safe and happy for so many years. Both had > 150k miles when we traded them in and were still going strong. The Jeep brought us to Alaska and back, not to mention uncounted snowboarding trips. The Mazda took care of me and various members of my family as needed through the years. Pics below from our first dream cars: