A local man has been accused by family and friends of looking back at his first ever car through rose-tinted glasses, and somehow forgetting how much of a lemon his 1987 Mitsubishi Colt actually was. The situation has reportedly gotten so bad that friends are considering staging an intervention, keen to deliver a few harsh truths about the drivability of now 39-year-old Luke Rogers’ first ever car.

An anonymous friend contacted The Watsonia Bugle this week to report news of Rogers’ conflicting behaviour. The friend said, “Luke’s recollection is so far from reality that it’s getting to be a bit too much. That thing was a heap of shit. But all he ever talks about is the fuel efficiency, supposedly bulletproof engine and, ridiculously, the car’s alleged ability to attract female companionship. He’s kidding himself. It’s getting embarrassing.”

When approached for his reaction to the concerns of his friends, Rogers looked wistfully into the distance and just said, “Oh, Bertie. What a car. So good mate. You should’ve seen it. Just so good.”