When I was 12 years old, I saw my first MazdaSpeed3. I thought it was the coolest car ever. Ever since then, I fell in love with those cars. Telling myself that one day, I would own my own speed.
Fast forward 7 years to today. Iâm laying in my bed, with my dream car sitting in my driveway. I only dreamed of having one, and here I am today. Owning my dream car and making it my own.
As most of you know, my car got the worst thing any car could get. Rod knock. ð She was diagnosed probably around July ish though Iâm sure it started awhile back and I just never noticed. I was instantly told I could not or should not drive her anymore. I had to get her towed to my house from salt lake that night. A couple of months go by of me having to depend on friends and family for rides, and my car sitting in the garage, but 2 months later, my dad was able to help me find a good shop to fix my car. We ended up finding a newly rebuilt motor. Put that in, tidied up a few other things, and BAM, she came back to life.
I bought my car in February of this year. I had my car for only 5 months before that happened. I bought the car from a private seller for $6,300. Instantly dropped another $2,500 for the headlights, exhaust, downpipe, Cobb accessport, HPFP internals, and wheels. The new motor including labor was another $5,000 plus we rebuilt the turbo and threw in a new clutch making it $6,000 total with the new motor. And I still plan on doing more.
A lot of people make fun of me or think Iâm stupid for putting so much time and money into this car, including my own family. But what they donât understand, is that this is MY dream car. And no matter what the problem and what the cost is, itâs all worth it to ME. Because despite how much money Iâve had to put into my car and will continue to put into my car, no amount of money could compare to the feeling I get once I get in that front seat and start her up. Nothing beats that.