Last week, I was on a hunt for stories about you and that one relationship the car got in the middle of. Friends, siblings, parents, relatives, girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands, wives or personal chefs—all of those relationships were fair game.

Some of the tales ended with regret, others with relief.



And all of them show that we’re just car people, out looking for the cars and some meaning in this noisy world.

[Welcome back to Countersteer, where we ask you to tell us your greatest stories of success and failure, then we pull the very best of them to share with the rest of the world.]

Whatsername And The Ranger (Seneca the Younger(er))

What’s her name again? All Seneca can see is the Ranger.

Glitterin’ Like Ke$ha (FutureDoc)

Listen, I’m all for self-expression and doing what you think makes you beautiful. But you know what they say about glitter...

Always With The PT Cruiser (Daryl)

Is anybody happy with that car?

Cry In The Shower? I Guess? (ESSSIX GmbH - Accountant/Wagon Thumper)

Keep a stony composure, even in the face of the toughest of German adversity.

Another Satisfied Miata Customer (MPA)

Apparently helping people dodge bullets is another thing the Miata does well.

While On The Topic Of Miatas...(Goofnik)

How interesting that these things happen.

Something About Those B5 Audi S4s (Gestapo Librarian)

The car may be dead, but its spirit lives on.

Those Damn Project Cars (8695Beaters)

But if you can learn some introspection from it, then more power to you.

GATOR! (SmugAardvark) Florida, man.

Not My Problem Anymore (Corinthian Leatherface)

Check the Carfax, if not for shits and giggles.

There Are More Important Things Than Cars (buckfiddious)

Coming out in the end stronger than before—that’s what counts.

She Lost Out To Two Cars (Katsumoto)

You have one to DD, and one to mess around with. What’s wrong with that?