Lisa Robbin Young

About a year ago, my husband and I bought a Porsche. We call it "The Time Machine" because it's really a blast from the past.

When we bought it, we got the expected commentary from friends and family:

"A Porsche? Really? How can you afford that?"

"What are you going to do with a Porsche? It's way too small for your family."

"Mom, can I have it when I graduate from high school?"

... and on and on.

When they found out it was a Porsche 924 - a classic from 1977 - and we only paid about $1500 for it, the comments took a different turn:

"What are you going to do with an old beat up car?"

"Forget it! I don't want my friends seeing me in an OLD car!"

"That's $1500 more than I would have paid."

"Does it have seatbelts?"

"Regular or unleaded gas?"

... and my favorite: "Can you even fit in that thing?"

One guy I used to know - who owns a limited edition Porsche Panamera (valued around $75k) - liked to poke fun and ask me when we were going to get a real Porsche. He'd say to me "Don't you want to see yourself someday in a new Porsche?"

I wonder if he'd say that to his wife - who is about 20 years his junior. 🙂

How we came to own a Porsche 924

Last summer was a rough one for us. After two years of trying to keep a failing business venture afloat, and some personal financial issues around the health of our kids, we made a tough decision (more…)