For as long as Bossy can remember, she’s had crushes on cars, as exemplified by the above photo of one of her first car crushes, the VW Station Wagon.
Sure there may have been sexier cars, but Bossy understood from a young age the strength of a utilitarian shape, and the honesty of a simple interior:
It may stand to reason Bossy’s crush on the Volkswagon grew to include this fella:
Charming and goofy with a great sense of humor, the VW Bus knew exactly who it was — and Bossy could imagine wrapping her hands around its oversized, erect steering wheel and going places yet unexplored:
These days Bossy has a crush on the Mini Cooper:
Bossy enjoys visiting her dream Mini online from time to time, whose understated White Pepper exterior only hints at the more rugged bad-boy English Oak dashboard within:
Bossy can sum up her current car crush in this way: Only room for one. Gee, sorry family. And beep beep!
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy about the car crushes you’ve had throughout the years?
And be sure to check back later today for the best car crushes on the web.
WebSavvyMom saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:12 am
–>My first car – 1984 BMW 325e. I miss it so.
BOSSY saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:16 am
The itty bitty Honda Civics in the late 70s/80s.
Lori saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:16 am
My boxy convertible VW cabriolet, the ultimate Fisher Price car!!
MidLifeMama saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:17 am
Classic edition Mazda Miata, British racing green, real wood console.
BOSSY saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:21 am
The Honda Element. Can hose the sucker out. And boxy!
vuboq saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:23 am
vuboq crushes on rail cars. just say no to driving 🙂
Tom saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:24 am
Got the 2010 Fusion, but really wanted a RED Edge…
BOSSY saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:25 am
Oh classic Jeep, why do you have to tip over?
krg saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:34 am
no doubt 1 only. 1969 jaguar xke. white. yum yum.
MomQueenBee saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:36 am
Kids off to college. Smaller than a Suburban? I’m in.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:45 am
I can’t take my eyes off a vintage Mustang.
bossy's friend amy saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:53 am
the VW thing – still want one!
Grammar Snob saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:01 am
1972 Corvette Stingray with an 8 ball gear-shifter. Yum.
Maggie saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:09 am
1984 Silver Corvette as driven by Scarecrow aka Bruce Boxleitner
Frimmy saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:30 am
1973 Midnight Iridescent Blue Firebird Formula. How I miss you.
tj saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:31 am
…Goat. Pontiac GTO. 1967. Red. 389 Dual Quads. Muscle. Love. *sigh*swoon*thud!*giggle* ;o)
Summer saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:45 am
I would trade my husband for a 65 Mustang convertible. :-p
Summer saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:45 am
To be fair, he would trade me for a Corvette.
La Suzette saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:54 am
LMAO, @Summer! Mine DID trade me for 1998 Mustang SVU
La Suzette saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:54 am
First car 62 VW bug, 2nd -74 Honda Civic Hatchback.
sbdebs saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm
We lived in Holland in 1969 and my family bought and shipped a tan VW station wagon back to the U.S. That is what I grew up driving because my parents wouldn’t let us drive the “good” cars. I love the VW bus as well and we rented one 10 years ago to drive from Santa Barbara to Montana for a family reunion. Awesome. My first car was a used 1979 silver VW bug convertible. As you can see, I’ve loved VW. I then owned a 1997 Passat and, unfortunately, hated it. I now drive an orange “hot lava” 2004 Scion xB and love it. Great for my doggies. My car crushes never included fancy cars…
sbdebs saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:10 pm
oops, forgot it was 10-word Tuesday. Here’s another try:
VW wagon, bus, convertible. Scion xB.
Meg saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm
I adore the VW StationWagon, despite being conceived in one.
I wish I didn’t know that fact about myself. Thanks for the overshare mom!
Judy saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:28 pm
Chevy Nova ’78, first car, got ’88, Dad paid, Yay!
Mary from California saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm
Lusted for a Jaguar XKE. Learned to love a VW.
Babybloomr saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm
Nash Metropolitan– the vintage version of your current car crush.
Meredith saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm
Bright blue Subaru WRX – liked the guy, LOVED his car.
Meredith saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm
Overpaid for cherry red Jetta Sportwagen, purring diesel – worth it!
Meredith saysOctober 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm
Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spider – a car that’s like buttah.
SueH saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:05 pm
Truly most crappy car ever built, Fiat Spider LOVED IT
Amy in NJ saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm
1998 Dodge Durango: Red, muscular, sneering SUV. Outta my way!
Grace saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Oh American muscle cars, you make me something I’m not.
tina de luxe saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm
Formerly dad’s, now mine: dark blue Mercedes E-Class station wagen.
(I knew Americans are said to have a soft spot for “our” cars, but to read about it here is still stunning.)
Chicky Chicky Baby saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm
My sister has a mini Cooper. A red convertible. I dubbed it the Angry Skittle.
There are three cars I lust over – a ’57 hardtop Thunderbird convertible, a Jeep Wrangler, or an old Ford Bronco (’66-’77), fully restored and bright red. And dammit, one day I will own one of these cars. Fer chrissake.
Chicky Chicky Baby saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm
Okay, so I missed the 10 word part. But DOOD, cars get me excited. 😉
BossysMom saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Our Citroen. The incredible. Then the anti-christ oldtime
zidia saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm
A 1970 burgundy colored Citroen Palas with hydraulic suspension(3 levels)!
CustomToyPortraits saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm
Love the tiny- a geo metro is cute to me.
kathleen saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm
classic green Jaguar come to mama mama loves you so
kathleen saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm
reality sets in car that runs mama needs you so
kathleen saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm
today little jeep gets me where I need to go
Little Miss Sunshine State saysOctober 5, 2010 at 1:49 pm
Driving a Mitsubishi Montero. Love my vehicles high and wide.
Amy saysOctober 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Ford Thunderbird – the recent one – with the porthole-windowed hardtop. In aqua.
Gertrude saysOctober 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm
Country girl loves ghetto street trucks. Escalade. Denali. Pimped. Dubs.
Jami saysOctober 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm
Red 1971 Dodge Charger. Bought new. Still in our garage.
jane saysOctober 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm
Two words: Karmann Ghia.
The Domestic Goddess saysOctober 5, 2010 at 3:34 pm
Jeeps. We had several. Sold them. Miss them too much.
heidig saysOctober 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm
still crushing on lexus 350is – come to mama!
Scottsdale Girl saysOctober 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm
oversize erect? excuse me are we still talking about cars?
Joan saysOctober 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Jane beat me to it– always crushed on Karmann Ghias!!!
GreatAunt saysOctober 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm
I can’t afford crushes, and my beloved SUV has died. ;(
BOSSY saysOctober 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm
Bossy’s parents’ 1970 Citroen aged w/200,000 inspired miles. Family member.
Mr Farty saysOctober 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm
Car. Crush. Smash. Crunch. Not a big fan of cars.
Jessica saysOctober 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm
Born in a dark green VW bug. VW smell yum!
Caroline saysOctober 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm
Jeeps, Jags. I’ve owned one. Guess which? (Hint: Ima poor.)
sally saysOctober 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm
Dad always said: “NEVER fall in love with a hunk of metal”
janny226 saysOctober 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm
Big brother’s red Triumph; 80’s bad-boy Monte Carlo; Corvettes.
Beth saysOctober 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm
Boyfriend/Husband 1970 gold El Camino 8 track player= hot!
dgm saysOctober 5, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Always loved the look of the VW bus–soooo California.
Catherine McP saysOctober 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm
This winter buying a bike, Desert riding. Already got car.
You can tell cars dont excite, except unaffordable brown Jaguar.
runnergirl saysOctober 5, 2010 at 9:22 pm
Prius…have gas guzzler now. Someday will own Jeep Wrangler!!!!
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysOctober 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm
Love Jeeps, but share Bossy’s concerns–like my cars upright.
Cupcake Murphy saysOctober 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm
Madly in love with anything that doesn’t explode catch fire.
Reeb saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm
Couldn’t hear Bossy after first photo: my beloved car, Annie Okie!!!
(So sue me over 11 words. I loved my VW squareback! Really! And her name was exactly as above.)
Reeb saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm
My [former] 1968 Volvo stationwagon, only heated seats, all-wheel-drive. Sigh.
Reeb saysOctober 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm
Would Husband trade me in for ancient TR-3? Probably so.
Biddy saysOctober 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm
jeep grand cherokee, mini cooper, Texas Edition Silverado, ’56 Corvette
CS saysOctober 6, 2010 at 12:01 am
Daughter of immigrants loves American icons: childhood dream. . . ’69 Mustang.
Bev saysOctober 6, 2010 at 12:50 am
Friend’s ’69 GTO Judge…drag racing…we girls always won!
Vanessa saysOctober 6, 2010 at 3:42 am
VW Bug, Jeep, anything convertible…..
Nic saysOctober 6, 2010 at 7:08 am
1967 Fiat 500, creamy light green. Luckily, I own one.
Doug saysOctober 6, 2010 at 9:04 am
You always remember your first: the sweet, sublime Sunbeam Alpine.
Denise saysOctober 6, 2010 at 9:11 am
Avocado green Ford Pinto. No love, but no explosions, either.
Olivia saysOctober 6, 2010 at 9:14 am
Sexy Corvette Stingray transmogrifies into sassy little Smart Car.
OH-Ang saysOctober 6, 2010 at 10:44 am
Want cute little Smart Car Brabus with room for 3.
(***giggle*** I said bra..****giggle****)
MetroDad saysOctober 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm
I’d give my left nut for an old Aston Martin.
Gail K. saysOctober 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm
Volkswagon Cabriolet! If that b*tch Barbie can have – me too!
Dr. Liz saysOctober 11, 2010 at 6:02 pm
Muscle cars: Mustangs, old Camaros, old Challengers now and forever. (In the not-10-word part, I had a MINI – LOVED it, and it has surprisingly more room in it than you might think… I’m just saying…)