Do you want to know who your worst enemy frequently turns out to be? Check out the mirror my friend. That’s right, most people do things that aren’t necessarily in their best interests, very often preceded with one of two phrases – Here, hold my beer or Watch this. Of course as Darwin pointed out, this may just be nature’s way of culling the monumentally stupid and uncoordinated from the rest of us. . . who are just modestly afflicted with those attributes.
But when it comes to buying cars, making the wrong decision is more likely to cause damage to your bank account than corporeal harm. The thing of it is, while for the most part creatures of reason, we often times let rationalizations overrule our common sense. That’s why women sometimes marry rebellious men that they think they can change, and men on occasion bring strippers home to meet mom. It’s also what keeps people buying cars and trucks like Land Rover Discos, carbureted Maserati Biturbos, and ’80s Alfa Romeos.
That’s right, these are all examples of cars that, while expressing a certain level of appeal are in no uncertain terms terrible cars that will suck your wallet dry faster than drunken weekend in Vegas. There are lots of horrible cars and trucks – some of which have always have been so, owing to a particular element of their design (Lancia Monte Carlo brakes being an example), or to their age, becoming horrible money pits as time goes by. We all have our crosses to bear, a car or truck that we know is bad for us, but which we still want to someday possess. Which is yours?
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