I like cars in so much as they get me where I want to go, but I see more value in 10K spent on Hi Fi than I do added to a car's price.
However, my '97 Dodge POS es muerte, and I am compelled to buy a new car.
Aficonados, what car?
I looked at Mini Cooper JCW's and they are in budget and seem fun, and that's as far as I've gone.
(I do need four seats, so the kids can ride with katy and I. But the back seats can be somewhat 'abbreviated.')
My parameters: 40K or less, good AC, reliable.
I really don't know what to go after.
I feel like a newbie in Hi Fi axing what to shop for!
I mourn the loss of 219 kilo-miles of loud FM and high speed cruise control the old girl gave me, but she's costing more per month in fixes than a car payment would be. As the Obama administration would want...time for assisted suicide and move on.