Personal: Saying Goodbye to My Jeep

Can we take a moment to mourn the loss of my Jeep?


The transmission broke last week and it just wasn’t worth it to put more money into the car so yesterday my dad arranged for my Jeep to be taken to the scrap yard. Oh, I’m sad. Although I haven’t driven it for a while, I was – and am – attached to this car.


Jeeps have been my favourite car since forever*. While mine guzzled gas, I absolutely loved driving it. We all know that I like the Fiat 500 but I love my Jeep. I used it to commute to university every day during my undergrad, to drive from Kingston to Toronto countless times during my Master’s, and to move and start my PhD in London (not to mention all the driving to work over the years). Me and my Jeep have been on so many long trips together and so it’s no wonder I’m sad. It’s the end of an era.

Jeep -

What about you? Are you attached to your car?

*Long before the Fiat 500.

Photos by BG.


  1. Silvia Del Rosso September 4, 2013

    I share the sadness with you, Jordana.
    I drove a Pontiac Acadian for 18 years.
    It’s the first car I drove and the only car
    I used to take my children to school, medical
    appointments, dance classes, piano lessons amongst many
    other lessons. When it was time to let the Acadian go
    it took me some time to get a new car. I reflected on
    all the memories I had of my little car. My many conversations
    with my children, my elderly father and the many shopping bags
    that went in and out of the car. Although I now drive a
    brand new car, I often think of my little Acadian and the
    special memories I hold dear in my heart.

  2. Johanne September 9, 2013

    Oh no! What are you driving now? So sad about your Jeep- I love my cars, too, so I completely understand. Hope the road is paved for new adventures with a new set of wheels for you…


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