Skip to comments.Remember when getting a new car was a celebration, instead of being a stigma
Posted on 06/18/2011 3:20:59 PM PDT by DallasBiff
I noticed that a co-worker had gotten a new car while seeing each other in the parking lot and congratulated the person. The co-worker said "thank you", but stated that I shouldn't tell anyone else.
The co-worker in my opinion felt they had a Scarlett Letter attached to them for buying not only a new car but an import model.
Remember when getting a new car was a celebration, ...
Funny, but in all my 62+ years, after buying a new car I never felt like it was a cause for celebration. More like I was just personally violated and had immediate buyers remorse - which wore off in a couple days.
There were only three exceptions -- when I got my '88 Benz, our 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and the 2002 Kia for our daughter (I had ALL the bottom line 'buy prices'). I also felt like celebrating in 1974 when I bought my 'pre-driven' '72 Cadillac Sedan Deville. I felt like I stole that one from the dealer. The tires alone were worth about $1K (brand new Goodyear Double Eagle, $200 ea iirc)
But nowadays I'd sooner poke my eyes out with a fork than buy one of those $40,000 Electric Mini Clown Car Death Traps. Or any of those mini 'hybrid' death traps. Or ANY gubmint motor or UAW made pieces of garbage.
Nope. Next new car is coming from Germany or South Korea (I don't like any Japanese made cars, been there with a Toyota)