Automobile Antics

Part of my weekend was spent looking at cars at various lots around town. Friday morning if you would have asked me what kind of car I wanted I would have told you a 2002 VW Jetta. If you would have asked me Saturday Night, I would have told you a 2004 Honda Civic. If you asked me today what type of car I would like, I would tell you a 2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible.
A big jump I know… But I’m starting to think that maybe there really isn’t that much difference betwee imported and domestic cars now. Yeah, sure the domestic cars may not last as long, but what if I’m just looking for something that will last a few years? Does it really matter?
When I was about the get my drivers license in 1996, Chrysler introduced a new car called the Sebring. There was something about the style that I really liked and I especially loved the idea of the convertible. However between then an now I’ve been under the impression that imported cars are much better than domestic cars for numerous reasons, but the most important being that they don’t have as many problems mechanically. Well, I’ve spent the last 3 years with a Mazda (which I now know was made by Ford…) that I’ve been fairly happy with. It also just happens to be the EXACT same car as the Ford Probe, which is a car that I’ve hated for as long as they’ve been in production… It’s ironic, but it’s also got me thinking that maybe I can save a little money and get something domestic that I really want. I’m a big guy, and though I like small Japanese cars as much as the next 23-year-old guy, I’d much rather have something larger, fancier and with more torque.
It’s possible that I’ll be going tomorrow night to try and trade in my car for something newer… and make the same payment every month that I’m already paying for my current car. I’m very excited and can’t wait to see what my options are. I need something newer.

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