It's time to shop for a new car. For the next few weeks I'm chronicling my search, reviewing the process, the products, the marketing, the sales experience and the transaction.
Day 13: The most rational car in the world
Which only goes to show that car buying has nothing to do with rational decision making.
I admire this car. I like this car. I actually want this car. It will do everything I need it to do. I'd never have to worry about foul weather. It's reasonably efficient and unlike other Japanese cars, it actually has an intrinsic personality. There's no reason I shouldn't buy this car. Yet, if I were to pick today between this and the smaller, more expensive, front-wheel drive Jetta SportWagen, I'd pick the VW.
Am I mad? Possibly. We'll find out soon.
I just heard from the Saab dealer that the new 9-5 should be in soon, so I'll drive that, the Mini and the Fusion Sport in the next couple of days. Then, decision time.