How Many Cars Will You Go Through In One Lifetime?
The High School Days
This may have been your first car and was likely a hand-me-down from your parents, they may have also found a great deal on a used car for you. Regardless of where it came from, this was probably the car that really taught you how to, and how not to, drive.
The College Days
Marriage or Professional Life
The next car was in response to getting married or the need for a professional image. Both required a different level of responsibility, and you needed a car to show that.
When married, you wanted a car that kept you and your spouse safe, was economical, and practical. You may have had to bring a new lawn mower or a potted ficus home in it so it had to be versatile.
A new job in a professional field may have prompted you to buy a nice, new car that gave the appearance that you had “made it.” You didn’t get to spend much time in your new car because you spent all of your time “making it.” But you did look good sitting in it.
The Economical Car
The Nice Ride
After being bounced around by your economical car for a couple of years, it was time to go out and buy a real road machine. Plush interior and solid road-feel, it practically drove itself. It probably got 6 miles to the gallon, but you loved it.
The Middle Years
Some people deal with mid-life changes by buying the car they’ve always wanted. This could have ended up being a convertible, even though you lived where you could only have the top down 8 days a year. Or a car that went from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds, but you never had the nerve to test that out. This was a car that was a lot more fun in theory than what you experienced.
The Later Years
Choosing the Right Car for Any Time in Your Life
People trade in their cars even when there is still a lot of life left in them. Check out our used car inventory the next time you need a car, no matter where you are in your life. You’ll find that used car lots like ours have a wide variety of cars to choose from, to fit all of your needs, and whether you have bad credit or are just building it.