I will soon begin shopping for a new car. All those pictures of Detroit and Toledo in decline make me want to buy from an American car company, though all cars now have some American content and some foreign content, so that brand is no longer an easy litmus test. I also want good gas mileage. We'll see, though. I am flexible.
I am never a big car fanatic. My favorite cars have been anything but high performance vehicles. But I will get a very nice after-market stereo this time. I notice that a good sound matters more to me than a lot of other car things. Also, I'd rather get a 1,000 dollar luxury that I'd really enjoy than a car that costs 10,000 dollars more.
I like it when many things I wish to change about myself involve common sense and moderation.