Yesterday, I went shopping for a new car. I hate car shopping and I put it off for as long as I dared to, but it was time for a new car. My old car was 14 years old and had 186,000+ miles on it. I was spending more on car repairs than the car was worth.
And so, I ventured forth into the car showrooms, yesterday, to look at cars. I had a couple of makes in mind but it was hard for me to narrow down the choice to just one particular car. I had a list of requirements, with price being a major factor. But there were other factors, too, such as cargo space, fuel efficiency, etc. I also knew what I didn't want (sunroof, leather seats, etc.), so it was easy to eliminate those choices.
I had done some research on-line and learned about the different features of the models I was interested in, but there's nothing like actually going into the showrooms and looking at the actual cars and test driving them.
In the end, I made my choice and with daughter helping to negotiate, I bought myself a new car. Yes, I know that conventional wisdom says not to buy a brand new car because it depreciates in value the moment you drive it off the lot and it's best to get a slightly used car. But I have always bought new and I prefer to buy new. I am happy with my choice and look forward to driving this car for at least the next 10 years. I'm in no hurry to go new car shopping again! :D
Do you enjoy new car shopping?