If you have been driving a Honda City all this while and all of a sudden you are given the opportunity to drive a Mercedes, how would you feel? Excited? Constantly in anticipation to get behind the wheels? Perhaps for some.
Well, likewise for a few rare individuals if it was the other way around. If you have been driving luxurious cars all your life and all of a sudden you are presented with a Myvi, you might find the novelty of driving one appealing. For you, perhaps it’s an adventure, some kind of “fun”? A chance for you to feel like the common person, perhaps?
Now what if you have never driven a car before and come upon a chance to own one. How would you ever choose? What would your criteria be? Looks? Speed? Manufacturer? Fun factor? Sometimes it can be a mind boggling decision coz’ it’s not like buying a shirt or a blouse. There’ll be loads of dough that you’ll need to invest in, so you’ll be cautious. You’ll survey, check out all that the market has to offer. Sometimes your choice might surprise you. You might have your heart set on a particular car, but you might not purchase it at the end of the day.
I still remember 10 years ago when I went to the Hyundai showroom with the intention of buying a Getz. Well, I came out with a Matrix instead! Hahaha… The thing is the Getz really caught my attention on paper, but when I saw the real deal, the appeal wasn’t there. Instead its’ brother, Matrix caught my attention. You could say we “clicked”, we made a connection. I have never regretted my decision. It might not be the handsomest of cars, but there’s just something very appealing about it. I can’t quite put my finger on it. It has served me well and it will continue to do so.
Anyhoo, I really do believe in the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”. I know it’s only natural that we first see the cars paraded in front of us at surface value, but after a while, you’ve really gotta look deeper. You’ve gotta see whether the car is worth the money you are gonna spend on it. The car in time will lose its lustre, so it’s its body and engine that you’ve gotta pay attention to.
Now the thing is cars might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Some might live this life without ever driving or owning a car. I don’t think we need to pity them coz’ perhaps they have decided on other modes of transportation, or it could be their time to own a car has not arrived yet. There’s no use rushing into an ownership just because everyone else you know has a car. It’s a big commitment. You’ve gotta be 101% sure of your decision coz’ once you own a car you can’t just simply change or buy another. Well, actually you can, if you have loads of money to splurge!! So, car shopping, anyone?? 😛