A young friend is starting a career in Los Angeles. His goals are the following:
- fun to drive
- favorably impress superiors at work
- appeal to single women
- spend less than $60,000 and ideally much less
What should he buy?
[Update: I hadn’t wanted to prejudice anyone so I withheld my suggestion… the new Ford Mustang convertible. He will be in California, where driving on the backroads in a convertible can be a lot of fun. The fanciest V6 convertible lists for only $25,000. There is a small back seat for a Golden Retriever. The solid rear axle isn’t an issue considering that California has no potholes. He doesn’t need the big V8 engine because California traffic is generally so heavy that he’ll be lucky to hit 30 mph. To me this is a fun car that doesn’t say “I’m trying to impress you with my wealth” (which is always a failure in LA because there is always someone richer in the next lane with a $100,000+ car). What do folks think of the Mustang idea? Am I totally out of touch with youth?]