I’ll tell you what I did… I bought a Camaro!!!
After three long years of paying off $83,000 of student and car loans, and another year of saving approximately a year’s worth of living costs, I decided to buy the car of my dreams.
Of course it is manual (would I drive anything else?). And it is pre-2014, because let’s face it: the new 2014 Camaro headlights look like a cheap throwback to the 1993 Camaro style.
And my Subaru turned 5 this year. That’s practically old age for a car. So with bittersweet feelings I traded her in while she still has good trade-in value. Surprisingly, I got $6,000 for her, which offset the price of the Camaro down to $21K. That’s actually a pretty good deal for a Camaro!
I know this nevertheless sounds like unbridled luxuriousness. But I have been saving money for a year now, sitting on it, because there is no other good place to put it. Stock market is too high, real estate market is too tight. So for once, I am turning my car fantasy into a reality. At least I will be driving around having a blast until the stock market takes a dump and I am ready to put money in there.
So what should I name the Camaro?