I name all my cars, Alicia was my MR2, my baby, a 1991 Non-Turbo model with T-Tops and a 5-Speed Transmission. When I bought her the guy I bought her from was the third owner and somewhere along the line she had racked up 145,000 miles. She ran great, no leaks at all, the only problem was no A/C and the Power Steering was not hooked up because of it, I never noticed. She came into my possession wearing a few different shades of white paint with black trim and gunmetal wheels, the interior was a 90's faded blue but in good condition.
a dream and had plenty of power available for a car that weighed about 2500 pounds. Alicia was my first "car" as before her I had been given a 1990 Toyota Pickup with over 300,000 miles and a 1991 2WD 4Runner that I bought for $750. I had actually ended up screwing myself over with this car at first because I had to drive my dad's 4Runner to bring my brother and sisters to school in the mornings so until I graduated. I was only allowed to drive her on the weekends, it was torture. I was 17, I had my dream car (It still is my dream car, I want an MR2 more than any other car and my online handle, rockingthe2, reflects that. That is why this is rockingthe2.blogspot.com), and I couldn't drive it. I was a senior, with a mid-engine 2 seat sports car, I talked incessantly about it, but I only got to drive it to school about 7 times that year. I do remember one day we convinced our English teacher to let us go to 7-11 down the road and get food, I mentioned that I had my MR2 that day and everyone wanted to ride with me because they wanted to see what I was always talking about.
Graduation day I left a long black patch of rubber out of the parking lot (No LSD...) and was excited not because I had graduated high school, but because the MR2 was now officially mine! That summer when I wasn't working I was out driving, I got to know every back road near my house and a very good feel for the handling characteristics of her. I got a buddy of mine to put a 20% tint wrap on all the windows with 5% windshield bar and T-Tops, completely illegal in Virginia but I never got in trouble for it. I did get my first ticket with Alicia, 9mph over the speed limit, nothing crazy.