16 Apr '18, 7pm

Why you shouldn't buy a new car ... ever

"Name me something that you use less than 4 percent of the day, all the while it loses value." There are days when I feel like I drive the oldest car in town. Everyone else seems to have spiffy new rides with all the bells and whistles; meanwhile, I'm puttering around in a bare-bones 2006 Toyota Matrix with a stick shift, manual windows, and no plug-in of any kind for my phone. It's almost at the 250,000-km (155K mi) mark. My husband's car is even older. His 2002 Acura RSX has clocked 368,000 kilometres (229K miles), though it does have automatic windows, a sun roof, and even seat warmers, which are mind-boggling luxuries for me. We talk about our cars, wondering what we're going to do when the Acura bites the dust. Mainly our conversation revolves around how we'd afford another car, which inevitably spills over into wondering how everyone else affords their shiny new cars...

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