So I damaged my current car, a Saab 900 SE Turbo [smallthumb]262983[/smallthumb]
We're not likely to keep it, and I've got a a short list of choices that I'm trying to make up my mind on. As I don't make a lot of money, my boyfriend (husband? we've been together 4+ years) will be financing this completely for me. I'm very fortunate.
The first choice is a Mazda Miata, one that comes with a hard top and a limited slip differential. The positives of this being, it's affordable, easy to repair, very fun to drive and very fuel efficient. The cons are there is road noise, it's not a super smooth ride and probably wouldn't be a fun car to commute in rush hour traffic if I ever had to again. Also since it snows here ideally I would want two sets of tires for summer and winter.
The second choice would be a Volkswagen Jetta or Golf TDI. TDI's are very fuel efficient and comfortable to ride in. The negatives being they're somewhat expensive for what you get, the interior has a lot of hard plastic molded to look like leather and it feels a little cheap. This choice also is one where I will be sharing the vehicle with my boyfriend. The idea being we would equally share the two cars we have depending on need.
The last choice is an Audi A3 TDI. It's the nicest of all the options, it's fuel efficient, very comfortable, well built, and looks really good. The downside is they're very expensive and pretty hard to find. This would also be a shared vehicle, which in reality isn't necessarily a bad thing.
So I'm not sure on the best choice so far. Should we go with the cheap car, that may not be very comfortable, but is pretty ideal in some ways. Should I get the VW that's cheaper then the A3, but not as nice or well built, or go all out on the A3. All this with in mind that what ever the choice I want to keep this car for at least 10 years, and be happy with it.
6 years, 8 months ago
01 Jul 2012 02:27 CEST