If you could have purchased any new car the year you got your driver’s license, what would it have been?
I got my license in 1994, which wasn’t exactly a prime year for new automobiles. Rather than buying new, I found myself a 1984 Toyota pickup and proudly imagined myself as Marty McFly triumphantly returning from the future.
Which is kind of funny, because these days I spend a lot of time reminiscing about the past. Of course, as the old cliche goes, hindsight is 20/20, but it’s still fun to imagine what new car could’ve been had as a brand new driver.
Unless you got your license in ’94, because there was nothing good then. Keep reading to see what I mean.
I did a Google search for new car ads from 1994, just to freshen my memory of what I could’ve purchased new as a young teen. The results made me glad 20 years have passed.
I could’ve had the doorstop of minivans:
Or this thing:
Those other options all make my then-10-year-old Toyota look like a pretty solid choice!
What year did you get your driver’s license, and what new car would you have loved to buy back then?