Living in Vancouver With My Dad’s Old Car

My Glorious Vancouver Car

The man, the legend, The loud, The bad And the ugly 1997 Chevy blazer. This car was given to me by my dad because he knew that I was living so far outside of Vancouver that it would be difficult for me to get to work without a car. What really should’ve happened is that this car should have been brought to the dump or scrap yard and gotten rid of in about 2002. With the prices of housing in Vancouver, I didn’t have much choice. To be honest, this vehicle has saved me multiple times for multiple jobs and has been surprisingly reliable for such an old car. Maybe it has something to do with the weather not being quite as bad here in Vancouver as it was in Ottawa. Or maybe not as taxing as how I treated my last car when I was in Hamilton Ontario. The first time I visited Hamilton somebody put a brick through my car window and I had to pay $300 to fix my windshield. Not sure, but I don’t think I’ll be spending much more time over there.

I’ve had a great time in Vancouver with this car. And deathly enjoyed hitting up some music festivals with my crew. The good thing about this vehicle is that once you put the seats down in the back there is enough room for a blowup mattress for two. So it’s really helpful to get out of the sun while still having a window open to make the vehicle cool when going through the 23 day morning hangovers that you experience when going to music festivals. You’re after year I’ve been the one out of my group of friends it’s been relied upon to have the vehicle that gets us to and from the festivals so it would’ve been nice to have a much more reliable vehicle but the Chevy Blazer has worked out so far and become someone at a legend between me and my friends. I’m guessing that it won’t last more than another year but maybe if I get enough money I’ll put some serious work into it and use it shell has a platform for a whole new SUV build within. I have a buddy that does vehicle customizations and he said he was interested in working on it on the side maybe a Sunday afternoon project for both of us to work on to make sure we had the festival mobile ready to rock for many years to come.

Now that I’m moving up positions at work I think it’s expected that I upgrade my vehicle into something more suitable and perhaps professional but honestly I don’t really care I think that this blazer is awesome despite some popular opinion about it. Other than that windshield repair I don’t think that I’ve had many issues over the past few months so I am thankful for that and I don’t think that’s don’t be anything major coming up but you never know with these older vehicles… Right? Don’t jinx it.