You probably don't remember, but when I graduated from college, my parents gave me an incredible present: a Saturn. The car was everything I could have dreamed of (leather seats, manual transmission, sunroof), but as I was moving to Japan, the car was passed on to my maths-literate younger sister. She still drives it around, all over the country. I, however, never did get a car.
Fast-forward 5 years. Now I am in England, needing a car, and my parents offered to buy our car as my belated college graduation present. We couldn't be more thankful. Here it is, a 2003 Nissan Tino SE. It's pretty fabulous and I was able to get affordable insurance too. So. Thank you, parents!