August 5, 2013

What do you think about (insert car name here)?

I recieved a text message from a friend this morning asking me what I thought about a lineup of cars.  I called my friend back instead of texting.

I love this question.  One hundred sixty characters is not enough room to answer, "What do you think about (insert car name here)?"

The important questions:
1.What is the car's main purpose?

2. How much are you willing to spend?

3. Is there a brand that you like more than others?

4. Sedan, Coupe, CUV, SUV, or Truck?

5. Does it need to be front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, or all wheel drive?

6.Are mpg's going to be very important, kind of important, or what does mpg mean?

There are more questions that I end up asking, but those listed above are the standard set.

The worst is when people purchase a car and then ask you about what you think.  They are not genuinely interested in what you have to say.  At that point they just want you to validate their purchase... 

All of today's questions and answers centered around Ford.  Basically my finally answer came down to the Escape or the Explorer.  Engine size, drivetrain, type of vehicle, number of seats, and cargo room got us down to these two models.

If price matters, I voted Escape.

 If price doesn't matter, I voted Explorer.
2014 Ford Explorer on the Test Track in Dearborn, MI
Both are very good cars.  I really like both, but I also suggested an Audi Q5.

Actually, I suggested a CTS-V Wagon, but since the car is for Grandma, we should probably avoid the 556 horsepower station wagon...

I do love it, though...
Grocery getter, my ass...
I'm always willing to throw my opinions in on any vehicle purchase and I'm not offended if you completely ignore my advice.  It's your money.  Buy what you want!  :)

1 comment:

  1. You definitely have to give Ford props for making the the Expolorer cool again. Every time I see one on the road, I wish I was the one driving it!