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25 Cars Complex Staff Members Have Owned

2001 Volkswagen Jetta

Staff Member: Liz Barclay

"My Jetta V6 was red with grey leather interior and was my second car after I wrecked my first black Jetta. It served me through many road trips, up-to-no good scenarios, and was specifically known for smelling like crayons. I believe it was due to the wax finish on the doors and dashboard, because other people claimed to have encountered a similar "crayon" smell with Volkswagens.

I was driving home one night and a deer ran across the four-lane road and into my headlights, right into the front of my car. The deer was hit, slightly bumped up onto the hood of the car, and disappeared back into the darkness. It didn't phase me as doing any damage to the car, as I wasn't aware of the heavy impact a deer could have. I pulled in the driveway and the entire grill was shattered and the hood was bent. Chunks of actual fur were still in the grill, serving as proof to my father and peers that I had in fact hit a deer. Ultimately, we had to get both the hood and grill replaced."

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