Results for - You didn't win the lottery - what car would you buy?
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We all have seen these surveys about "dream cars" based on "if money wasn't an issue." The reality is we rarely are in a situation where money isn't an issue but we still buy cars. Some of them we love, some of them we hate and sometimes we wish we had bought something else. This survey is about the "something else" - a car that would have fit your budget but for whatever reason you bought something else - and possibly regretted it.
I will list a few of my regrets, see if you agree or would have had another option, and feel free to add your own cars you loved, cars you hated, and cars you wished you had bought instead in the comments below.
1. Let's start at the beginning. Have you ever had two cars you liked, bought one of them, wished later you bought the other one.
I do my homework, always buy the right car, no regrets
I liked the car in the showroom, made a quick decision, bought the wrong car, stuck with it but wished I bought a different one.
Bought the wrong car, took it back, got the one I wanted, didn't cost much to make the change.
Bought the wrong car, took it back, got the one I wanted, cost me a fortune to make the switch.
Bought the wrong car, couldn't take it back, hated it and it hated me, always broke down, regret it ever since.
2. I had the choice of 1. A 1972 Pontiac 2 door, bronze metallic paint, vinyl roof, inline 6 cylinder, 2 speed transmission OR 2. A 1973, Buick Le Sabre, 4 door, green metallic paint, vinyl roof 454 cubic inch V8, 3 speed transmission. I bought the bigger Buick without spousal input, she hated it and said so inside the car. The car got its revenge by breaking down regularly at great expense and eventually going up in flames at the dealership where we tried to trade it in. Why do you think this was?
I should never have bought a green car.
My spouse should never have criticized the car when the car could listen in.
The dealer saw me coming when he sold me that car and was waiting to get rid of this lemon.
It had the 454 V8 - that was asking for trouble.
3. I had a choice of a Hyundai Elantra Hatchback or a Toyota Matrix Hatchback. I bought the Hyundai Elantra. I will tell you what happened in the comments. What would you have done?
You made the right choice. Hyundai makes good cars.
You made the wrong choice. Should have bought the Toyota.
Neither car - buy American. Pontiac Vibe - it's the same car.