Just wondering, what made people choose the sort of car they own/drive? If you own/drive more then one car, I guess the car which either you feel strongest about or the one you drive the most...
Ok, now that I've asked the question, here's my answer:
When I was considering my first car, I had to consider a few things. I'm not a particularly big person (see this message in the height thread
), so a big car, like a Falcon, just 'felt' too big for me.
I also didn't want to get a car thats too 'common', but I also didn't want to get one that was so unusual that getting parts would be nearly impossible. Also, I kept in mind that, being my first car, there is a fairly high chance of minor accidents, so I wanted something that would be repairable if I was to back into something or something simular.
I'd already decided that I didn't want a front wheel drive, and that 4wd didn't suit me (either too big, too expensive or just not something I was interested in - so no Toyota Tercel for me...)
I also wanted something that had fairly good vision, and that would be easy to drive.
I wanted one that would be capable of running fairly economically, but also having enough power so that it wasn't completely gutless.
I also wanted a car that had some sort of history, something I could feel proud to own.
Oh, and finally, but not least importantly, I wanted a Ford, otherwise I would never have heard the end of it from all my mates.
After considering all this, I checked out a Mk II Escort in a used car lot. After sitting in the drivers seat, my mind was made up. It just 'felt' right.
So, what made you choose the car you own...