So it’s been 5 months since leaving Nissan and joining Chevrolet. The experience has been colourful, wonderful and I have met a lot of great people.
A few days ago, I received a Sales call for the one and only Nissan sitting on our lot, a 2008 350z Roadster. It has been in the used car inventory just under a month and although I’d peered through the windows, I didn’t tempt myself by finding the keys and taking it for a spin.
With a customer coming in to have a look at the vehicle, I decided to check it out in advance.
The minute I opened the door, I was met with that leather smell and I was hooked all over again. I turned the car on and let it rev and with the unique exhaust tune filling the cabin was transported back in time; reliving all the wonderful memories of weekends spent cruising around Ontario in the Nissan Z.
The weekends that it took me through the Forks of the credit, along the Niagara escarpment and on many coffee runs to “far off” places like…Paris. Top down, music blaring. The downfall, my social circle had to become a party of one!
Today I delivered my last car and said adieu to an industry that has looked after me for exactly 9 years and 60 days. That’s precise.
It feels surreal but here I am, at last car-less with a pair of trusty boots, a bicycle and spotty transit!
What I do know, the way to my heart will always be that throaty sound coming from a Z…