What Was It Like Seeing Your Car Again After You Sold It?

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For the most part, cars change hands as their owners decide not to keep them anymore. This can happen for good reasons, bad reasons or just natural reasons. Did you sell a car once and then come across it again with its new owner? What was that like?

I feel like it would be a similar experience to seeing an ex somewhere, regardless of how you guys ended the relationship. Like, you see them at the mall with somebody else and your first reaction is, “Holy shit, look! It’s them!” And then you remember the good times you had, the bad times you and and why you ultimately split.


So, tell me, has this happened to you? You sold a beloved car that you just had to part with because you couldn’t keep up with the maintenance anymore... and it looked better than ever in the hands of someone else?

Or was the car such a problem that you sold it out of frustration, saw it with its new owner and immediately knew what that poor bastard was going through?

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Kristen Lee

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.