Spring '99, I bought a brand new SC2 Saturn 3-door coupe off the dealer's lot, my first ever new car. Great mileage, fun to drive, comfortable, good looking, decent price, and reliable. Red Saturn carried me 234,700 miles since then. That's about the distance from the Earth to the moon. In less than 6 months, it will be old enough to vote. Then, late this summer, I hit a deer. She was starting to use oil, about a quart every 2000 miles, so it was time to think about letting her go. I took the hood off and pounded it with a hammer until it fit right, replaced a broken turn signal bulb for $4, and that was the last money I spent on that car. And she carried me on for about 5000 more miles until I found a replacement. I got $100 trade in, which is fair enough... but I feel like a traitor for trading in for a newer shinier model. That was a great car.