What’s your dream car?

Have you ever bought a used car? How was the experience?


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Matt Bell: Those new Teslas. I have a friend in the Seattle area who leased a Tesla and just driving around, riding in it is amazing. From what I hear they’re very safe, obviously great for people who are conscious about carbon output. A moonroof for your feet: I bought a ’72 El Camino when I was in high school. I took out the carpet and on the passenger side the floorboard had rusted out, so it was almost like Flintstones-style.


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Jenny Lynn: My dream car right now is a minivan with air conditioning. Lots of room for lots of cakes, and robust air conditioning to keep the buttercream nice and cold. Dad cars: I always buy them from my dad’s friends.


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Stephanie Swigart: A 2016 Subaru Outback. It’s super cliched for Missoula, but yes. Splitting hairs: My very first car I bought for myself, I paid cash for it. When I got home I took the sports bra off of it and it was all crashed up and I had specifically asked [the seller], “Has it ever been in an accident?” She was like, “Well, that to me is just like a fender bender. That’s not actually an accident.”


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Carolyn Grimaldi: My dream car is a 1960s Volvo sports car. Carz dot com: We just bought a used car this winter. It was a little strange because we did it online. It’s gone OK. There were some little weird things that now we’re just noticing.

Asked Monday evening at the ZACC

Staff Reporter

Susan Elizabeth Shepard lived in Missoula from 2008 to 2011 before returning in 2017 to work at the Independent. She is also a two-time resident of Austin, TX, and Portland, OR, with an interest in labor, music and sports. @susanelizabeth on Twitter.

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