The 2009 MAZDA6. It starts at $19,220. Mine would have a spoiler though.
I really did give it a lot of thought this past weekend, like, should I go down to a dealership tomorrow?
So why today, you ask? Well, because starting April 1, the sales tax in California goes up 1 percent. That's a lot of money when it comes to buying a car, money I would like to keep in my pocket. My car, a 1998 Chevy Cavalier, is getting pretty old and it has most definitely seen better days (before the 100,000 miles). And while I love it, my poor Chevy is simply falling apart and I'm not sure how much longer it can last. I actually wanted to buy a new car during the holidays but wasn't in the financial position to do so. About 4 months later, not much has changed. But the non-stop car ads that were urging me to buy before the end of the month almost swayed me. Unfortunately, I am going to have to let the good deals pass me by because I can't afford the $300+ car payment each month on top of my other bills. No zoom-zoom for me.
So what do you drive? Is yours about to die, like mine? And what are your thoughts on used cars?
P.S. I would settle for a Prius, too.
MAZDA6 image via Edmunds