Remember before you got your driver’s license? Back when you looked forward to being able to drive? There is a time when driving is pure fun, it is a game or a race. The days of going and racing go-carts and playing racing video games where a time when the fun of driving was in the forefront of our minds.
Then there was the day that you got your license. That incredible sense of freedom and fun that your car gave you was there because of your past experiences with driving.
However after years of trudging along in traffic behind mini-vans and Camrys or even in a mini-van or a Camry people lose sight of the joy of driving. They don’t equate fun and driving as the same experience. There are plenty of cars out there that completely ignore the fun of driving and just turn a car into a simple appliance.
Luckily there is another side, a side run by the zealots and the enthusiasts. By people who like fahrvergnugen, zoom-zoom, the ultimate driving machines, driving excitement and other marketing terms to make cars fun again. There are a lot of ways a car can be fun, from Chevrolet Corvettes to Mini Coopers, from 4×4 trucks to Mazda Miatas, from Jeep Wranglers to BMW 3 series, from the sports sedan to the SUV. I’ve had and have seen people have fun in all kinds of vehicles; I’ve even seen a youthful driver have fun in a Camry.
The key thing to having fun is your attitude towards driving. If you have a fun attitude towards driving or an open mind towards the joy of driving your vehicle choice will show it and support you in your quest for finding fun where ever you drive.
So think back to the time when driving was fun or if you are already in the driving enthusiast camp, and then count yourself lucky because every day there is a chance for a little fun. And if you have a vehicle with above average horsepower or handling then put the pedal to metal and enjoy that next curve, that’s what your car was designed for.