feeling guilty about a car purchase
May 7, 2010 2:38 AM Subscribe
I recently replaced my early nineties Honda Accord with a 2005 Infiniti G35. Now I'm having buyer's remorse - not because it's a bad car, because I've always bought cars for a utilitarian purpose and I'm thinking it's a bit more of a car than I need.
posted by waylaid to Travel & Transportation (19 answers total)
I bought it in Virginia from a small dealer, so as far as I know, there's no 3 day cooling off period. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I don't drive very much (live in an inner suburb of DC), and mostly bus/train/walk/bike, so I was thinking that I would get a car that I really enjoy driving. That was the 2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe, which is really enjoyable to drive.
I do - it just feels a bit much. I've always had a utilitarian car before (ie, 5-15 year old Honda and Mazdas) and I think I'm feeling too guilty. It wasn't even that expensive (they go for around 15k-17k, what a 2007 Accord might cost), but it still feels too much!!
Thoughts? This sort of car is not ostentatious in the DC area (tons of nice luxury vehicles here), but it feels like it to me. Should I turn around and try to sell it? Should I wait a while? I haven't gotten a (replacement) car in about 6 years. so I haven't had this conundrum in a while.
If it helps, I'm male and in my late 20s.