My criteria were convertible or Maserati (I think the only non-convertible car I like), and hard top.
Features I really, really want are some trunk space, a blue car, a back-up camera and parking sensors, somewhere to plug in my phone, and perhaps most important of all, auto-on headlights. I'm so jealous when I'm behind a car and we drive under an underpass and I see their lights flick on. They're just so ... safe!
These appear to be the top contenders at this point:
But then last night, I saw this (a few hours ahead of a predicted hail storm that never happened, so all the cars were crammed inside).
I thought it was my dream car. Blue. Convertible. Back-up camera. CD player. Auto-on headlights. I was ready to say "sign me up!".
Then I saw this:
Sigh. Anything over a quarter million just isn't in my price range. I was wondering if they'd make a deal where I could pay $60 per month for the rest of my life. In reality, assuming I live to be 100, I think I'd need to pay about $350 per month forever to pay this one off. But it was very pretty, and I was glad it was protected inside the dealership (and glad that the measly Maserati I like was outside under a covering and there wasn't any local hail, so it's fine).
Hoping to go do a bit more driving tonight, and maybe have a new car in a few days!