Post # 1
I have it. Bad. Like, forcing myself not to leave work early and go on test drives bad.
I’m leaning towards getting a small car (beep, beep! LOL) The Mini is floating at the top of my list. I kind of think the Fiat 500 is neat, but my husband made a face at me so.. who knows.
Anyone have either? If so, give me your review!
Post # 3
I have new car fever really bad, too. I am looking at SUVs/Crossovers though, nothing small. And actually, Darling Husband and I are in talks with multiple dealerships, but no one has hit our target price yet. Sad face!
Post # 4
@coffeegal85: Fun! Kinda; the whole car buying process is so… ugh! My car is almost 9 years old so I haven’t done this in awhile! But it’ll make it easier knowing I don’t have to get something so those sales people are gonna have to win me/us over! Haha!
Post # 5
@MercyK: I bought a new car in 2011, and I already have new car fever! I really want a truck though =/
One of the attorneys I work with has the Fiat and she LOVES it.
Post # 6
I don’t own a mini but I drove a rental one day and absolutely hated it. I don’t know anything about the models but it was a convertible. It felt so cheap and rinky-dink, and the instrument display made me feel like I was in a cartoon car, it just wasn’t for me!
Post # 7
I don’t have either car, and I love both but I love the mini more! Any one of them, go for the mini!!!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
We owned a Mini Cooper S (2006) and we LOVED it. Super fun to drive!! I’ve never driven a Fiat but I think they’re cute.
I just got a VW Touareg last month, myself. Yay new cars!
Post # 9
@MercyK: My car is only 6 years old, but I’ve got 110,000 miles on it. I did alot of driving back and forth across town the first few years I had it. I’m like you…I don’t need a new car…so the salespeople have to hit the magic number to make the sale. We shall see! I will cross my fingers that you get a new car! 🙂
Post # 10
My boss has a mini and the dash it very odd and looks cheap to me. Not my style.
Post # 11
@coffeegal85: I’m looking at SUVs and crossovers too. My little Civic is 11 years old! We were joking the other day that we are putting a DNR in place… I don’t want to put any more money into it!
Post # 12
I want a new car, too! Not sure what though. I’m loving not having car payments at the moment, but I might just have to get over it and go buy one!
I’d so some serious research about mini’s. My cousin has been in mini cooper hell for almost a year now. Her car just shut off on the highway – apparently the engine died. THey repaired it and it failed, they replaced it and failed again. She’s in the process of taking them to court because they refuse to give her a new car and they refuse to refund her money. They also won’t pay for any more repairs. It’s pretty ridiculous!!! The car was only a year old. She said once she started researching, she found quite a few complaints with the same types of issues.
Post # 13
I like the Mini but I don’t know about the Fiat. My neighbor has a 500 and I didn’t think the build quality was very good in the interior. I haven’t driven it, but it does seem like it would be a fun small car to drive – I know my neighbor likes it a lot. If you’re looking for a fun hatchback, look into the Mazda3 as well. It’s a bit bigger than the Fiat and Mini, but it’s very practical, has better mileage, and it’s fun to drive. I ended up with a 2012 Mazda3, so I may be a little biased here. 🙂
Post # 14
My husband just got the Chevy Cruze and I love it. But I don’t want car payments right now, so I’m keeping my 10 year old Eclipse for as long as I can!
Post # 15
@MercyK: My fiance and I both have it! I personally want a Prius or Prius C. Who wouldn’t want 50 mpg? 🙂 Plus it’s a Toyota, more on the less expensive level, and received great reviews.
Post # 16
I literally almost bought a new car yesterday after finding such a great deal, but I talked myself into waiting at least another year. I don’t have a car payment now, and while I could buy a car in cash, it would completely deplete my savings, which isn’t smart. My car is 9 years old, but only has 67k miles on it, so it’s hard to justify getting a new one. Besides a small scrape on the back bumper, it’s in really good condition, and I’ve always gotten routine maintenance and fixed anything that needed to be fixed, so it will probably last another 7 years. I was also looking at small cars, but I like Hyundai Accent, Ford Fiesta, and Mazda3.