The Uno was our first car, I say our because it is too embarassing to say my younger sister’s first car. When my mother first said she was going to buy us a car we tried to talk her out of it, we didn’t want her to over extend herself financially. She didn’t listen to us much and wanted us to have a car. My sister decided she wanted a Fiat Uno, did the research and started looking. A couple of weeks later we found it and she fell in love with it and declared that it was hers. It was a used car, it had its quirks, its color was horrid but it was heaven on wheels for us. When I first learned to drive, I learned on a stick shift, but then spent 2 years driving my mom’s automatic transmission. We live on top of a hill and the Uno would stop everytime I attemted to go up the hill because I was readjusting to the old fashioned stick shift. We bought it in February I think of 2002, it was a very rainy day but you could see rainbows. A couple of days later my sister and I were going home from my grandparent’s farmhouse and the street was knee high in water and the car stopped, we spent 10 minutes in the car for the ignition to dry up again so we could go home because there was no way either one of us was going to get out in the rain, mud and water. That was one of the funniest days ever. The car’s boot was filled with all of these strange things, when my sister sold it I remember taking out a basket ball, gym shoes, magazines, lots of sand, a jacket and dress making tools. We had a tape deck, a CD player and a tape converter so we could listen to the CDs in the car and we spent hours making all of these wonderful and eclectic different CDs to suit every mood. My sister and I loved that car, we spent a summer going to Marina almost every weekend and the highlight of the trip was mainly the time we spent together in the car. We would sometimes just sit and talk and cruise in it for hours. My mom was the best for getting us that car, she never wanted us to feel that there wasn’t anything we couldn’t do or get even though financially it was always a stressful time on her.