3 days before our wedding we bought a then-new 1996 Saturn SL2. It has served us very well, including protecting my wife very well in an accident. It took 7 years for things to start breaking. The family is growing, and now we might replace it.
I want our next car to be safe, comfortable, very reliable, and get excellent gas mileage. I want as little hassle as possible. I don’t mind an expensive car, except that I don’t like feeling nervous about breaking it, and extra features = extra things to break. I don’t need a sexy car; I’m sexy enough as-is.