So, in my last entry, I listed every single car that I’ve ever owned. I did this for a specific reason: I’ve driven a number of cars and have a pretty good sense of what’s good and what’s not.
Here’s a breakdown of my car-owning stats:
37% American (if you consider Saturn an American car)
The Japanese carmakers have—from my experience—the best cars on the road. They drive best, are reliable and are easy and inexpensive to repair. Winner: Japanese. The German cars are decent drives, but are difficult and expensive to repair. American cars have a lot of “play” in the wheel and tend to “float” when they drive. I’m not a fan. Ford cars tend to drive tighter than GM cars, with the exception of Saturn (which is probably because they were mainly made from foreign platforms and components.)
5% Burnt Orange
Black cars are my favorite, hands down. Even if everyone says they look dirty. They also hide all kinds of imperfections and are easy to touch up.
42% 4-Door Sedan
32% 2-Door Coupe/2-Door Hatchback
I have spent most of my time driving in Sedans, and most of my time poking fun at people that drive SUVs. I disliked my Kia, but as I’m growing older, I prefer the Crossover. They are still small, but you sit up higher and can see the road better. My days of driving a little 2-door (with the exception of the Smart car) are probably over.
Next up: The review of reviews.