OK. To get out of town for the weekend. I'll buy that except for a few minor points such as cost of parking, insurance and purchase cost.
Sorry but a trip up the coast to the Redwoods or Humboldt in a rented Alero or Cavalier is not the same experience as in a convertible Mercury Park Lane.
Besides, that means planning ahead, making reservations, picking up the car, worrying about getting the car back on time. I am a very spontaneous person and I often live for the moment. Also a late night unexpected booty-call in another city, I certainly would have to have my car ready to go while rental places are closed.
As far as parking goes, I already have a garage. Insurance is cheap on an old car and I have a clean driving record.
Last year I put only 3,500 miles on my Lincoln which equates to 350 gallons of gas used which has an average of 10 miles per gallon. At an average of $2.00 a gallon that comes to $700.00 spend for the whole year. I had 4 weekend getaway trips in my car last year. Renting a car for those trips would have exceeded $700.00. Also the rental car uses gas too not as much as my car
but still it ends up being a lot more expensive to rent.
Also going to parties or events down the peninsula, Marin County or in the East Bay ware public transit doesn’t service after hours, my car came in handy. Renting a car for those last minute trips actually coast more than owning an old car. I do my own oil changes and the only thing I had to replace was a fuel pump ($36), and two light bulbs on the dashboard ($5).
That's true but everybody knows him as Dirt Harry.
A pink 1959 Cadillac is a great car but you will never see one under $15,000.00. Do you know how many flight hours that is?
I'll wait until I am a Captain for a UA
747 before I buy a 1960s Convertible Continental or 1950s Cadillac.