It's My Baby
I bought my first Wrangler, a 2- door with an extended back, 15 years ago. I fell in love with her immediately. She lasted until I realized that my brood of children and all their various sports equipment just wasn't working well together. I couldn't bear the thought of getting rid of her though. It was as if fate heard my silent dilemma and decided to help. In 2007 Jeep came out with the 4-door and I traded my little baby for a bigger one.
She fit me perfectly. Oh, the kids and all their bags fit nicely too!
I swear I am not materialistic at all! Second-hand clothes are just fine with me. Name brand bags, well I couldn't care at all about them. My favorite jewelry are the pieces my children have given me. I still have and wear a silver-plated pendant my youngest gave me when he was only 8 years old. So, my best friend = material object? It's a Jeep thing!
She has safely lugged me and my family to more games and practices than I can count. Also helped me get the kids to school on time every day no matter the weather. She has brought us home safely from all our trips. And has led us to fun on the beach and into the woods. She has been treated well and in return has been as reliable and consistent as a best friend.
The children have flown the coop and now I am usually her only passenger, although the grandchildren love our summer rides in her. They think she is "cool."