Criteria Used for Car Purchases

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What criteria do you use when adding or replacing a car? A good friend applies what he calls the Use Case Rule as it forces clarity on purpose. Personally think its quite a helpful discipline and I recently did a blog on it. Just using Man Math makes it too easy.
 
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Age 17+ : Is it a fast, fun coupe? Is it a magnet?
Age 30+ : Is the boot big enough for a pram?
Age 47+ : Can my kids get insured on it?
Age 50+ : Is it a motorbike?
 
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Can I get my golf clubs in the boot without removing my driver.

Less than 50k
Less than 5 y/o
Comfort
Toys
Colour

Think I have picked most of my dad's "tyre kicker" car buying habits and arbitrary mileage/age rules.

Need to buy an auto next purchase as my left knee is wrecked.

Now I sound like my old man, jesus.
 
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Age 17+ : Is it a fast, fun coupe? Is it a magnet?
Age 30+ : Is the boot big enough for a pram?
Age 47+ : Can my kids get insured on it?
Age 50+ : Is it a motorbike?

Lol I imagine this guidance is what a lot of people follow.
 
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In descending order of importance:

Number of cup holders
How cool the key looks
Can I fit my large sunglasses case in the glove box
Number of windscreen wiper speeds available
Total length of seat belt
What's the nearest prime number to the on the road price.

Think that about covers it.
 
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