We've been discussing updating my "daily driver" lately. We've had it for going on 9 years and we have been discussing options.
This car has been dependable and has most everything I want except - bluetooth. In my profession I have a phone in my ear most of the day including when I drive. It would be nice to have the hands free, control from the steering wheel option. Ok, and it's not all wheel drive either. Most of the time that's not a biggie but there have been times where 4 wheel drive would have come in handy. Like just last week.
I was shocked at how many miles people put on their cars! Most of the ones we have looked at have well over what my 13 year old car does. I have a hard time paying the kind of money they are asking for a vehicle with more miles than the one I have now. I'm not a jet setter, I drive to and fro and occasionally go on a road trip but in the 9 years we've had this Saturn I have only put on about 65,000 miles. Either everyone is commuting or they just drive more than I do - A LOT MORE.
Then there was the discussion of buying new. That would be a first for us. And I found one I really like...
It has all the bells and whistles to be sure. It's snazzy and all but we've paid less for houses! We entertained the notion of leasing also.
In the end we still don't know. We're getting wishy washy in our old age I guess. We decided that we don't HAVE to decide. We will go look, do a test drive or two, and probably buy someone's, hopefully well taken care of, used car.