I've now been driving a minivan for about 10yrs. I am tired of it. I have no reason no "need" a van anymore. But, the van is payed off. I really want a car. The van fulfills my current need for a vehicle to get me from point A to point B in a reliable manner. I won't spend more than 3000 over the trade-in value for my van so that I can pay off the loan in a year or less.
Here is my problem. I feel I am being selfish and impractical! Anyone who knows me knows I am so very rarely like that. I am 42yrs old and now I "want" a vehicle that fulfills some of my wants as well as my "needs". I work very hard and feel like I "deserve" to splurge on me a little, get something I want instead of just something I need. (The last thing I bought I wanted and didn't need was a pair of cute shoes that were on sale 40% off LOL).
I think a lot of my restlessness in this van comes from the fact that I have never had a vehicle for more than 4-5yrs. I'm on 4yrs with this van and staring at another 10 or so. I've always bought vehicles that were around 10yrs old for around $2000 and drove them until they were held together with "nothing but duct tape and wishes". That normally took 4-5yrs. I've never had a vehicle for as long as I'm looking at having this van. And I don't really like driving a van! At least I liked driving my cars I had before (an old chrysler boat, a cavalier, a buick skyhawk, a couple of k-cars, my fave was my skyhawk! a little 4banger engine but, with turbo and an "upgraded" interior!)
OK, again I started a small post to ask something and wrote a book....so WWYD??