Females and Imports
Well, My wife could absolutly care less what kind of car (minivan) she drives as long as its dependable and not embarasing like some of our college cars from back when. In other words I make all the car decisions. I owned a Toyota one time that seemed to always have expensive problems. I recall, as only one example, a bad CV joint caused from torn boot was some insane amount like $300 per sidejust for the part from the local auto store like 12 years ago. After that, and considering the premium you pay for used foreign, my motto is to buy foreign cars new and buy American cars used. I mean where can you get a car as capable and impressive (at least to me) as the late 90'* SSEi for such a low price in the new market. I always laugh at my friends who insist on paying payments or worse yet leasing a new car. I get no respect for my cars just because of the year regardless of mileage or type.