I Just Bought A Camaro!
Dang, don’t I wish that was true! No, I didn’t buy a Camaro, but I know someone who just did. I overheard one of my department’s director brag about how he just bought a brand new Camaro! He’s picking it up on Thursday.
His team members (direct reports) reacted by saying “That’s awesome!” “Super Cool!”
A quick Google search online for “Average costs of a Camaro” brings up an average range of $23,345 – $60,546.
I wonder if I could ever spend that much money on a car. I know even looking at the price tag of a $20,000 car scares me. This fear led me to buy a used car with 58,000 miles. Even then I cried a little inside when I exchanged the money for the car.
It’s not rare to see Directors at his level drive really nice cars. Well, actually it’s not rare for anyone to drive really nice cars. I know several people at my level who drive really nice Range Rovers, BMWs, and pickup trucks. This actually always surprises me because I don’t think I can afford a really nice Range Rover. I can’t imagine what the car payment and insurance alone cost.
I’m really lucky to have friends who are really savvy. I wouldn’t have it any other way! Since all of us are footing all our bills, we drive affordable, used cars. When we do buy new, it’s always looking at how much we can afford. If you can afford a nice Camaro, then go ahead, buy one. But I often wonder how many people can really afford those really nice cars. Especially really young people like myself.
I know my hubby dreams of owning an Audi. Right now that dream is just a dream. No way can we afford an Audi right now! I don’t really have a dream car. I love my Honda Civic! It’s gas efficient and super nice. Despite the huge scratch on the back bumper – I accidentally hit a pole while attempting to back into a parking spot – I have asked for a quote to fix it, but have yet to do it. It’s not a necessary expense right now.
How much did your last car cost? Is it financed or fully owned?