By FIREBALL TIM | Special to the Palisadian-Post
“What is the perfect car for every season?” one might ask. And whomever that “one” is, might also say, “There is the perfect car for every season.”
But, who in their right mind is going to buy a car for every season? Some may, but being practical and somewhat money conscious, the best thing to do is find a vehicle that manages to fulfill all the obligations of all seasons, like an all-season tire. That is, unless you are high on the hog about one particular season.
What do I mean? Well, some people are winter people. Some are summer people. Some like fall and some like spring. So, the first step is to ask which season you love most.
Now, me? I’m a spring/summer person, although I do love winter and autumn. So, I guess I’m an all-season tire, eh?
But the next question to ask is, “Are you an ‘in-y’ or an ‘out-y’? Do you like the indoors or outdoors.” Again, me … I’m an outdoor guy all the way. Mix that spring and summer vibe with the outdoors and I’m headed toward finding my perfect car.
Next up? Ask why I love the outdoors and I’d answer that I love color, fresh smells, the ocean and landscape. (Can you smell what the Fireball is cookin’?) A little further sends me to words like “adventure,” “exploration,” “foods” and “new places.” All these things lead me to finding my right car for the right season.
So now, let’s take you for a second. Maybe the opposite of me: You like the coziness of the indoors and don’t like to travel. You want something that will feel cozy inside with good climate control, a quiet peaceful vibe and your favorite music. My color is red and you don’t want to stand out, so maybe silver. I like driving with people and you only bring your toy schnauzer.
Here we have what’s called an AutoMenu.
Al a cart items to find what car suits you and if I had to guess, I’d say you were a silver, mid-to-high range sedan person that wants comfort and security over a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants option.
Brands for you include Mercedes, BMW, Hyundai, Audi and maybe non-diesel “Vdubs.” Brands for me might—and would—include Jeep, SUVs, convertibles and/or trucks.
So, as we cruise through summer and enter into autumn, if it’s your intention to buy a new car for yourself or your daughter/son, then asking pertinent questions regarding your love of the world and your choice of experience is essential. All are good and all apply, like the all-season tire.
Once you nail down a brand by looking online, formulate and build your exact model there before you head to a dealership where they will try and whittle you away with options, doohickeys and extension plans. But the clearer you are in mind, the faster you’ll escape from the wolves with your HappyScooter.
And if you need more guidance, visit our show, “Fireball Malibu Vlog online.” Driving is what I do … through every season.
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