I believe that Life will give what you ask of it. When given the choice, I'd much rather drive a Jaguar over a Ford Taurus.
My wife and I have yet to buy a car in a calculated manner. I'm always thinking what I would like to drive next, occasionally I'll even test drive and price something out, but to date every car we've purchased was a 24-hour decision.
My current car, a Jaguar X-Type 3.0, was one of these purchases. Our SUV had to go into the shop for several days unannounced, and it was during the school year so Steph was going to need to get kids to dance, piano, and school activities. She called me on a Monday afternoon in a panic around 1 pm and told me she was car shopping.
After a long evening of test driving multiple cars, at 8:30 pm we were resigned that a Ford Taurus was going to be the best deal we could get in our now adjusted cash budget.
I was currently driving a 2005 Ford Focus and would be upgrading to a 2006 Ford Taurus. Same interior design. Same interior colors. Larger engine, but larger car, so very little performance increase. To say I was not thrilled is a major understatement.
We had a handshake deal for the exact amount we'd be writing the check for and I told our former neighbor and salesman to get it cleaned and paper work ready, Steph and I were going to grab a burger and be right back ... continue reading.