At one time our family owned a lot of VW’s; Chris had a 1968 bug, then we got married and we had a 1989 Fox, then we had a 1999 Passat wagon for the 3 boys, 2001 we got our first Eurovan(white), and the love/hate relationship began. 2002 Silver Eurovan was our next purchase-
2 eurovans in our driveway. We were known as the Eurovan family. We loved our vans until the white one’s locks malfunctioned and our smallest kiddos got locked in the car-goodbye, not doing that nerve wracking experience again! So our Silver one was it. Other cars came and went… Ford, Honda, VW Passat (again); but our Eurovan was a constant reliable ride.
Tailgating, piling in for Boy Scouts camping trips, loading up the family for races including NQN Trident(how else were we going to get Chris’ surfboard to the beach?), commuting to school…I could go on and on. It was the ultimate family van without it looking like all the other SUV’s on the road. This was my van of choice. Then “hiccup”, the transmission went kaput. Oh well, get another one-we like this car and want the boys to use it when they learn to drive. It was expensive(more than $5000), but so worth it.
Daniel my oldest began using it to drive my other two to school, going to work, and finally Boy Scouts trips. But unfortunately he didn’t care of it and it poof, it stayed in our driveway until $2000 worth of repairs later-I’m starting to not like my poor van. Then Ethan began driving and our Eurovan and once again toting brothers to school and the ultimate surfing/fishing vehicle. Then just a week ago, we got the call…the car starts, but won’t move. No!!!! After getting towed to VW of Gainesville, transmission-again. The price had gone up nearly 100%! Uh…
No. So here we are, saying goodbye to a reliable old friend. I will miss the room but mainly the memories of kids and such. I”ll miss it. Life rolls on.
Remember it’s about the journey and our friend has reached the end,