I have really been getting the fever for a new car since mine is almost 6 years old and Nick's is almost 9. We are NOT getting a new car, but a girl can dream, right? Our cars are perfectly fine for a while yet, and best of all, paid for.
We are firm followers of Dave Ramsey, so even when we do get a new car, it will probably be more along the lines of "new to us" since he recommends only buying used cars. I agree with him and his logic, but sometimes its fun to pretend that money is no object!
My good friend Jessica just bought a Honda Pilot and I absolutely love it! Its so pretty.
She has promised that I can come and sit in it and pretend its mine anytime to stave off my urge for a new car. I got to see it on Friday and it did curb my appetite a little bit because I remembered that if I had a new car, I would be afraid to drive it (or sit in it)!!!! I will never forget the week after I got my Chevy Trailblazer, I totally dented it above the front left tire.
When I do get a "new" car, I've decided that I want three things:
1) Stereo controls on the steering wheel.
2) A Compass.
3) One of those awesome computers that tells you how many more miles you can go based on how much gas you have left!
There may or may not be some boys that read this and shake their heads. I guess people expect more out of an engineer, but the truth is that I could care less about horse power or handling or acceleration! I am total girl when it comes to disinterest in car and their engines. I'm all about the comfort features.
My next car will probably be another mid-side SUV like my Trailblazer, probably a Honda Pilot or a Nissan Pathfinder. I will not buy a Union made car again, even though I would prefer to buy American, but finding a non Union, American car is probably going to be difficult. I like the size of my car and I'd be a little bit afraid to get a bigger one. I think the reason I dented my Trailblazer so early is because I was used to a Toyota Corolla before! However, if money, size, and politics (plus gas mileage) were no object I would love to get a Chevy Tahoe in a dark grey with all the fixins, including heated seats! I know that there are other, fancier, car brands, but even in my wildest dreams, I'm usually pretty down home, and seem to like things that are just a little bit nicer than what I already have.
What's your dream car if money were no object?