My girlfriend bought me some driving gloves for Xmas last year (to keep my hands warm when driving with the top down in winter), and it's the first time that I've used a glove compartment to hold actual gloves.You never know how convenient a glove compartment is unti you have a car that doesn't have one.
I was dubious about it - England isn't known for its fantastic sunny weather! But, I'd never owned one before, and it has worked out well. It's quick to get the hood up and down (even up to 30mph - handy when caught in a shower), and well insulated.Debated about getting a convertible once. Next time my car broke, I rented on. That was the end of that.
Cool story! I always loved the idea of a 'Q' car. My first car was a Rover Mini Metro when I was 23 or 24. I lived in London before then, so not much point having a car. The Metro was unreliable, gutless, not very good for long journeys, but it was cheap to insure, and I learned how to change wheels (I think I changed wheels more often on that car than every car I owned since!). I once followed a Lamborghini Diablo, and a Ford Sierra Cosworth along a couple of miles of motorway at 90mph. That was fun, and probably quite a bizarre sight!My first car was a 1974 ford pinto