Since graduating from college, I have had
four cars overall. Not a bad number to have in 6 years! My
first new car out
of college was the 2002
"Desert Silver" Acura RSX. The interior trim is Titanium.
After shopping around for a sporting, luxury coupe, I
feel in love with the RSX. The RSX had everything I was looking
for in my first car. It had power everything, leather, alloy
wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control, 6 speaker CD stereo,
& moonroof. I had a few optional extras added including a 6
CD changer in the trunk along with the cargo net. The RSX
features an i-vtec
engine that cranks out 160 horsepower through the 4 cylinders without
the need for a turbo charger. This car is my baby. I have
it detailed regularly, and even to this day, it looks and smells like
it is a brand new car.
One of the perks of being a pharmaceutical
representative is a
company car. In February of 2005, Schering-Plough presented me
with a 2005 black Ford Taurus SE. The company buys us a brand new
car every 65,000 miles, which for me is about every year and
half. The Ford Taurus was nothing
like my Acura, but it was a decent everyday
car. It had power everything, power seat, CD audio, cruise
control, traction control, and a
I ordered another company car in 2006, and it
nice upgrade from my Taurus. The company got us a 2007 Ford
Fusion SEL that
comes standard with automatic climate control, 6 disc CD changer in
dash with MP3 compatibility, auto dimming rear view mirror with
compass, power everything, leather wrapped steering wheel with
audio/climate/speed controls, 17 inch alloy wheels, fog lights, analog
clock (like on the Infiniti models), side and side curtain
airbags, and heated power mirrors. The car also includes the
following options - ABS, daytime running lights, and power
moonroof. My new company car was delivered to me in October of
2006. My last company car at Schering-Plough/Merck was a fully
loaded 2008 Ford Fusion SEL with leather, Sync, and moonroof.
Inventiv Health bought me a 2010 Chevrolet
Equinox AWD LS SUV after I joined them in June of 2010. It was my
first SUV, and it was great for driving up in the Sierra Nevada
mountains during the winter.
In 2012, I got my first foreign company car, the 2012 Subaru Legacy AWD PZEV Premium Sedan.
My latest company car is a 2016 Subaru Legacy AWD
PZEV Premium Sedan which was ordered by my current company. Since
I have a "snow territory," I am eligible
an AWD company car. So far, I have been very happy with the
Subaru Legacy. It handles really well. This is my 3rd
Subaru for a company car. The company paid for the EyeSight
package too which has adaptive cruise control and lane assist.
These are amazing features which make the car practically drive
itself. The adapative cruise control automatically adjusts to the
speed of the traffic. The lane assist moves the car back into my
lane if I drift. My company is awesome! They really care
about our safety and comfort. The 2016 Legacy also had nice
updates like the dual zone climate control and advanced audio system.
I like having two nice cars to choose from when I go out on the weekends. The company allows us to use the company car for personal use as well so it is nice to have both a four door sedan and also my 2 door sports coupe.