The biggest problem is that I can't decide what I care about. Buying a house was relatively easy -- I had (X) dollars and my only real requirement was that it not have a pool. My realtor then showed me a bunch of houses that cost (X + $30,000) because that's what realtors do, and I bought one of them. (I occasionally, like last weekend, regret that pool requirement, but then I think about the likelihood that my pool would either be drained or full of green slimy water when I wanted to use it and realize that I made the right decision.)
The car requirements, though, change depending on my mood. Here is the list of number one requirements going back a few months:
- Low cost
- Good stereo with a way to connect my iPod
- Little road noise
- Great highway gas mileage
- Not white
- Four doors
- Okay, at least three doors
- Not a wagon
- Fun to drive (high-torque, baby!)
Anyhow, what will likely happen is that I'll just keep driving my Civic until it suffers from some catastrophic break down, at which point I'll walk to the nearest car dealership and buy the first thing I see.
Honestly I think that system is about as good as anything else...