In the late 90's my youngest son was the starting QB for the local High School football team. He was very concerned about his "image" as a freshman in High School. He envied the "richer" kids and the possesions their parents owned. He was handsome, physically fit, and excelled in academics. He wore nice clothes (of course provided by me) and no hand me downs from older brother. Image and status in life was everything for him at that time. On one evening after football practice, my wife was at the high school to pick up said son and discovered that the 1988 Monte Carlo she drove would not shift into reverse. A few big linemen pushed her out of her parking space and she then returned home with our son. He was devastated. Some Senior year team mates had to push a freshman's mother's car out of the parking space. Oh, the shame and humiliation.We owned a vehicle that had no reverse! In order to teach my youngest son the true values in life, I kept that vehicle until he graduated from high school. All drivers in my family were taught to always park with the ability to pull forward or to park on a "hill" so the driver's door could be opened, the left foot stuck out to push "reverse". My older son drove that vehicle for years and had no problem with no reverse. Well, there was one time he had to park in a place that had a no "left foot reverse" at a prom. Youngest son is now a graduate from Purdue University ,25 years old and out in the world on his own. Image is still everything to him so I guess my lesson was to no avail.