I love these stories! That is what I want my son to remember. Not his mother ditching his fun car. That sounds like when my mom "got rid of" my cat when I was at Sunday school. Talk about insult to injury. But I want him to have a car that require a little TLC, and requires a bit of work. First cars should have memories. My first was a Triumph Spitfire. My girlfriend's was a VW beetle. We took every nut and bolt apart just to figure out how to put them together again. We had so much fun driving that car as fast as it would go over the hills in farm country Missouri, where I grew up. These are stories I do not share with the boys. I ended up rolling and totaling it.
In any event, your first cars and stories are WAY better than mine, but still it's the memory that matters.
So I think a Series sounds awesome, but a roll cage, would be required. People in WA are certainly very challenged when it comes to driving. We live on an island microcosm of driving inability. I probably wouldn't let him drive a Land Rover off island for a long time, but for where we live it sounds perfect and then we could go off-roading together.... if he can squeeze me into his schedule.
The hunt for another one is one then! Thanks so much guys!
------ Follow up post added September 3rd, 2014 01:04 PM ------
Wait! What are sliders???