Skip to main content

View Diary: Car shopping for a crossed-out generation (403 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I have taken the pain out of car shopping. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bwren

    I have owned an Austin Healy Sprite, a couple of Buicks, a 1967 Mustang Mach 1, 2 Ford Rangers, 2 pontiacs, 4  3/4 ton Ford F250s, a Corvette, a 300C Mercedez, a Monte Caro, 2 Chevy 150 trucks, a Honda Accord, a Toyota,  and maybe some more i can't remember.
    I currently drive a Ford 250 diesel King Ranch edition, and haul a horse trailer with a 2000 Ford 250 diesel, designed by Texas Customs.
    So, I wanted something fast, gasoline powered, small, fuel efficient, and that handled like a well-engineered car, like the Mercedez.  
    I just looked at used cars online in the Houston area, figuring I would know "it" when I saw "it".  A 2008 350Z roadster, black with black rag top, black interior, 49,000 miles.  I went to the dealer, rejected their bottom line, walked out the door.  They ran after me, ask me to make them an offer.  I did.  I drove it home an hour later, top down, enjoying life at 60 yrs old.  In order to pass 2 trucks weaving all over the road with trailers yesterday, I got around them at 110 mph in the bat of an eye.
    30 mpg.  Most beautiful, best driving car of my life.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site