Grinds my Gears: Ugly Cars
Welcome to the first "Grinds my Gears" blog post... Yes Peter Griffin (from Family Guy), had this first but given we are talking about cars and things that annoy car people it seemed like the most appropriate name. So I decided it would be fitting to start off on a topic that bothers me in my day to day life... Ugly Cars.
There are literally thousands of different designs someone can choose from when looking to purchase either new or used car. However, for some reason, there are millions of people in this world that seem to want to watch the car world burn. Why? Because they buy cars that are so hideous that it actually hurts people knowing someone actually went out and purposefully spent money on such a monstrosity.
When Jeremy Clarkson was on Top Gear, I so vividly remember him having an argument that people who buy ugly, bad or boring cars should not be allowed to drive. His reasoning was that if you buy a poor driving, ugly car, you clearly don't care about driving. If you don't care about something, that means your usually not very good at it. If you're not very good at driving then why should you be driving at all?
I understand sometimes people need a certain car for their family, or to move things and for the car to be reliable. However if you are going to go out and spending $20,000 on a new car, and you look at the whole market and say "Yes the Nissan Juke looks like a great car," you should probably go in for some type of evaluation.
Same goes for a used car, if you have to say $5,000 to spend on a reliable, used, practical car why would you go and buy a Pontiac Aztek? Why? Why would you do that to yourself? Thankfully last time I checked on auto trader there were 3 available on auto trader, so it does appear that the car gods have clearly begun to spite them off the face of the earth. However the people Bill Howich Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, must be smoking the good stuff out in BC as they are currently asking just under $7,000 for their eye bleeding red, AWD model which they describe as the "Perfect Ski Mobile"...
I know for some people cars are just a thing to get from point A to point B, and I can understand that. But take some pride in yourself, if people would stop buying such ugly cars it would make that drive just a little more enjoyable for everyone.
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