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The Car Matrix...

posted by anwar on 05.04.06 at 16:04, Economics, 1 comment Permalink

So here I am -- about to buy another car. What car will he buy, he's not going to buy another Civic is he? Well no.

The car matrix has been narrowed down to three choices: Honda Civic Coupe, Scion tC (non-customized), and the Mazda 3.

Yes, they are japanese-econo-boxes. (The estimated TCO @150Kmi of these cars is more than only two cars: Toyota Echo, Corolla)

If these cars were OSes they might be VMS boxen (or maybe its cheaper even uglier cousin, FreeBSD). Ugly, but with ridiculous uptimes. And that matters.

As someone who relies on my car to get me to work 100+ working days a year (2-person carpool), I can't really afford to get in the car and have it not work. Depending on what you currently do for a living, this may or may not make sense to you.

Sure I'd like a Porsche, maybe as a second pleasure car. But until I move out to car heaven, where parking is free, the roads have wonderful s-curves and are impeccably dry and paved - I'll stick to the econo box.

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Comment from: ben [Member] Email · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
914+350=dependable death
Permalink 04/10/05 @ 02:22

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Comment from: ben [Member] Email · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
914+350=dependable death
Permalink 04/10/05 @ 02:22