rich menga books gear search about contact
***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

roll over

It's been said that rolling over car loans is driving people broke (pun intended) and that it could mean a huge slump in new car sales.

Um.. duh? Yeah.

I have an '05 truck now. I don't have any issues with it save for the fact I hate the payment and want it gone.

It's very unlikely I'm going to buy another new car for a long time. The next ride I get is definitely going to be used. The only real decision I have to make is whether to go with style or mileage.

If I go with style, I'd get a late-80's or early-90's Corvette. The mileage is 15/22. Very crappy, but the car is just cool. 🙂

If I go with mileage, I'd get a specifically equipped late-80's or early-90's Civic 3-door hatchback. "Specifically" means I'd purposely seek one out that has a manual transmission. With the stick you lose somewhere in the neighborhood of 200-300 pounds from the weight of the car. Less weight means better mileage if you don't lead-foot it.

But even if I did lead-foot it, I'd still be saving money.

See, the funny thing is that most people don't realize that older Civics get 30mpg easily. In fact, a properly-tuned (meaning a smooth running engine) 1986 Civic gets 39 miles per gallon on the highway.

And that was a car built 22 years ago(!)

I mean, sheesh.. these cars are dirt cheap to get. Even if you had to spend $1000 to fix it up it would pay for itself in less than a year.

Still think going new is worth it? 🙂

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

080101

More articles to check out

  1. The guitar some buy in threes because they can: Grote GT-150
  2. You're not allowed to change a brake light in a new car?
  3. Unexpected surprise, Casio F201
  4. Why the Epiphone Explorer is better than the Gibson (for now)
  5. You should surround yourself in guitar luxury
  6. Forgotten Gibson: 1983 Map Guitar
  7. Casio MTP-V003, the one everyone missed
  8. Just for the look: Peavey Solo guitar amp
  9. Spacehunter, that '80s movie when 3D was a thing
  10. The Ice Pirates 1984