La Vonna “Guero” Jasso, 40, a medical lab tech assistant and member of Down South Rollers car club, living in Forest Park, Ga., on her 1985 Buick Regal, as told to Mike Jordan.
I saw a lot of lowriders growing up with my dad. I always loved the custom look—how you get to put your own touch on it. And I always wanted one. My ex-husband always had lowriders. We bought [a 1984 Buick Regal], and it was supposed to be mine to fix up, but then he sold it.
I found this one on Craigslist after we divorced. It was a stock vehicle—navy blue [inside and out] with racing tires. I bought the vehicle in March 2015. I wanted to buy myself a car that nobody would take from me.
I went and met the person, and he tried to talk me into a high price. I said, “Nah, this is what I have.” He wanted $2,600; I got it for $1,600.