My first Ford also happened to be my first car. I was 19, and just after basic training for the Air Force I arrived at Travis AFB in California. I had been looking for a car because walking back and forth to work and getting rides from friends was more than an inconvenience, it was a hassle. My good friend owned a \’97 Mustang, and I really liked his car. We went out on a Saturday to dealerships and none of the cars really caught my eye. At the end of the night we went to a lot on the base that has used cars, and it caught my eye. A 1996 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. It was black on black and sleek. I immediately knew I had to have it. After a night of thinking and a quick conversation to the owner about price, we shook hands and the car was mine. The car lasted me two great years, and it was truly fun. But it was just a little dated and after those two years I was ready for an upgrade. Now I own the 2012 Mustang GT, but I still miss my old \’96. It\’ll always have a place in my heart.