Sentimental value conquers all flaws


Julia Segebarth, Staff Writer

Cruising down Hardin Creek during the summer of 2011, senior Nicholas Beargeon and friends endure the constant beeping of a seat belt alarm for an hour and a half long ride.

“I love my car,” Beargeon said. “It’s got a sentimental value to it.”

In Beargeon’s 1992 Mercury Cougar, he and his friends were out reliving memories by going on a road trip to the location where their good friend Devin Spriggs died in 2011.

For three years he has had to deal with a ruined fender and hood, missing headlights and blinker, dents on the passenger side from previous owners hitting deer, a cracked windshield, and chipping paint, but Beargeon said that all the memories and hard work put into his car gives it sentimental value that can’t be replaced.

Beargeon said there are many perks to owning his car. He pays for everything except insurance and is allowed to keep his car only if he receives decent grades. He said he loves his stereo system, gas mileage, and interior because it is spotless.

“I’m a car whisperer. I talk to my car and it doesn’t reply because it has no cool features, but I have a new stereo.”