I really don’t know why anyone would buy a car that is brand new from a dealership. It seems like any and every other possible choice when shopping for an automobile is superior. Think about it. If your new car loses 33% of it’s value as soon as its driven off the lot, you might as well get the one-year-older previously owned model for a drastically reduced price. It’s essentially the same car that had a newer year put in front of it and maybe they replaced the carpet with a more lightweight weave or slightly changed some of the interior dimensions, but all the high priority items have stayed the same. If you like throwing money away to prove to random strangers that you appear to be successful, then new cars are definitely the right choice. If it’s financed, two or three years from now you’ll be paying a ridiculous monthly fee probably equal to that of the current year model at that time. Especially for economy cars, if you’re going to buy a Civic, no one will really care that it’s the newest model. It’s a Civic. The new body design doesn’t hide the fact that it’s always been the same concept underneath. Just buy used. You save on initial price, insurance, and headaches involved with new electrical implementations.
I happened upon the reincarnation of one of my all-time favourite cars yesterday: the Lancia Stratos. This newly revamped version looks like a life-sized hot wheels car and that was what was always great about it, along with being so light and agile. Here’s a picture of the newest version of the fabled rally champion: http://bit.ly/fykDVK. However, if you look at this picture the interior leaves something to be desired in terms of comfort http://bit.ly/gVX7T8. Racing seats with all-metal accents makes for a pretty uncomfortable and bland ride. Could’ve used cooler mats is all.
There was a kit car version of the original reviewed on BBC’s Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson does a far better job of describing it than I can so if you have the time I’d highly recommend checking it out on Youtube.
Anyway this got me thinking that whoever wants to should post their favourite car from recent history that needs to be brought back to this decade.
Happy holidays and happy posting,
Mat in the Hat
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Our company prides itself on the ability to deliver custom, quality car mats priced to fit anyone and everyone’s budget. Unlike the big dealerships that charge an arm and a leg for a bland, unoriginal mat, we allow you to personalize the look of your car’s interior for a fraction of the cost that going through outdated channels would incur without any unintended acceleration! (we’re looking out for you Toyota owners). But seriously, Toyota’s initial cure for the recall was to zip-tie their mats to the floor whereas every one of our custom mats is securely fastened with a dual-locking system for absolutely immovable certainty. That’s just the practical side of things, as the real treat is to be able to choose the colour of the trim and base while also having the ability to incorporate text and designs into the mix. You can even define the texture of the weave in order to achieve exactly the look you desire.
I look forward to checking in with you again,
Mat in the Hat