Photo: Volvo

My first car was a blue 1984 Volvo 240, which lasted about a year, before a leaky gas line totaled it. My second car was a silver 1986 Volvo 240 in considerably better shape, which lasted about a week, after lightning struck a tree near my house and the tree fell squarely onto the 240's roof.

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Erik Shilling

News Editor at Jalopnik. 2008 Honda Fit Sport.