… that’s the age old question isn’t it? If you could have one car that fits all of your needs and wants, what exactly would it be. I go through this dilemma on a daily basis as I am always on the lookout for my next new ride. Americans as a whole live in their automobiles as we use them for everything from going to the store, to taking the kids to soccer practice, to hitting the race track on the weekend. Therefore when the subject of buying a car comes up, the process is nowhere near as easy as people think. You’ve got to consider price, usage, seating, storage space, MPG, performance and most of all, you’re lifestyle. Ask someone what they could buy if their funds were unlimited and odds are they’d choose some sort of exotic. Ask them again, but this time interject that it will be the only car that they can have, and all of a sudden their answer may change.
We are living in an automotive renaissance ladies and gentlemen and from an enthusiast standpoint, the automobiles that are being produced today are the best the world has ever seen. Safety features, performance and styling have reached peak levels and so far show no signs of slowing down. Now, while that’s all well and good, that doesn’t change the fact that regardless of what your purchasing, you will in some way have to compromise.
For example, my current car, a 2006 Dodge Magnum SRT8, is a wonderful machine on all levels, however it was a compromise. I needed something with 4-seats that could cart around some boxes and at the same time stand up to some light track duty. At the time, and for my price range the big Maggie was the only ride out there that fit the bill. Would I have liked to have gone out and purchased a used Z06 or 911… absolutely, but they simply did not fit the bill for me. With all of the above being said I’m curious to know how you guys came to driving the cars you drive today, and if they truly fit your lifestyle.