I am getting tired of seeing all these car commercials that say what a great gift a new automobile would make. Every year at this time we are assaulted with them. A husband walks his wife outside, playfully covering her eyes, only to reveal a shiny new ride parked in the driveway. He smiles and she swoons. Gag me. Did anyone ever really get a new car as a Christmas present? Did anyone ever give one? Even if the economy was not this bad, this is still a crazy idea.
I’m not really sure how this goes down. “Here you go honey. I decided to spend $40,000 from our budget without even telling you! Surprise!!” Hey car companies! If I spent this amount of money without telling my wife I think I would be sleeping on the porch all winter between working 3 jobs. Or maybe the giver just pays for the down payment? “I love it, sweetie” “I’m so happy you like it. You’ll be paying $399.00 a month to keep enjoying it.” Who picks up the insurance? Of course, they never explain this.
I really don’t think many people get cars on Christmas morning. This is just a ruse to get people to come in to take advantage of “good” deals. It is a family decision from the family budget. But what the heck. If you want to give a car, go for it. See how it goes over. However I suggest you do yourself a favor. Just “Go to Jared” instead.
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