Seriously. My car caught on fire on the 405 freeway. I was driving home from Orange County at about 10 at night and the engine seized up and it rapidly deaccelerated. I made it to the shoulder and as I was talking to triple A on the emergency call box I watched with dismay as my car gradually caught on fire and burned.
It wasn’t long after that the fireman handed me my ipod with the earphones melted on top. It still works, but the car itself wasn’t nearly as lucky. Just like the song says, “Nobody walks in L.A.” I’m afraid I have to get something else now, so I’m soliciting advice.
Here’s the qualities I’m looking for: reliable, fuel-efficient, relatively inexpensive, and yet something that will be fun to drive and make me feel like I’m not a boring lemming. We’ve already got a mini-van, so we have space for the kiddies covered.
Also is it smart to lease instead of buy?