Yesterday I received one of my favorite magazines, Consumer Reports 2008 Auto Guide. This is one of my simple pleasures in life. Each year I look forward to receiving it so that I may read it cover to cover.
I wouldn’t call myself a gearhead or any sort of car freak, but I do enjoy a nice automobile. And I find it quite pleasurable to read what they have to say about the latest batch of cars and those that are coming down the pipeline.
Typically I use it to identify three to five cars that I would consider purchasing for myself. FWIW, the cars that make the cut are those that I think I have a realistic chance of owning. They’re not so expensive as to make them impossible to buy, they’re practical enough to meet my needs and I think of them as being fun to own.
Fun and practical are big requirements. If you are going to spend that much money on something it should be something that you enjoy, otherwise it is just an expensive burden.
Updated to include a partial list of cars/Trucks that interest me:
That is an incomplete list, but it works for now.