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Let Wife Pick Her Own Car?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jeremy_283, Jan 26, 2012.

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Do I Let My Wife Pick Her Own Car?..... Lol

Poll closed Feb 25, 2012.
  1. Yes

    105 vote(s)
    66.0%
  2. No

    54 vote(s)
    34.0%
  1. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    My wife wants a GMC Terrain but I think the Honda CR-V is better choice cause of reliability. What do I do?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    Jester243

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    let her get what she wants or be prepared to hear about it forever

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  3. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    Pugga

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    Bingo!
     
  4. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:00 PM
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    rbeezy

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    X2 lol
     
  5. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    Boerseun

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    Try to show her consumer reports information on reliability so she knows that it is not just your personal opinion. To keep the peace you probably will let to have her make the final decision, but it helps if it is an informed decision.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    tacoteacher

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    x3. If mama ain't happy, no one's gonna be.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    Toyotacrawler

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    Let her pick what she wants. If it turns out to be a bad decision you can always say "I told you to get a Taco" or "I told you so" or "I told you to make me a sandwich, not pick out a car"
     
  8. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    happy wife happy life
     
  9. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    thebigk

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    Try guiding her by pointing out the features you want....but NEVER insist she buy the one you want. My ex-wife got a new car every 3yrs....never did she not like my ideas over hers and loved every car and SUV she ever had
    That was 4 new cars worth of marriage LOL

    97 Cavalier Z27 (our first new car)
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  10. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    I informed her and although it's not as reliable and she knows this she chooses the Terrain because it "looks" better. I guess I'll need to invest in AAA?
     
  11. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    Drouse

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    If it helps any my brother owns a Terrain along with another friend of mine and no issues so far. My brother loves his. I'd personally go for Honda too.
     
  12. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    907taco

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    yes let her, nowadays i look at re-sale values< goes hand in hand with safety also. If i were in your shoes thats what i would tell her to look at when choosing a vehicle. Put your foot down only if she tries to buy a "mini" vehicle (death traps)
     
  13. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    She chose the CR-V first and LOVED it then I suggested we go look at a Chevy Equinox. They didn't have it in stock so they showed her the GMC which was nearly identical inside. It's bigger which she likes too. We were planning on her getting the car fully loaded with the best it has to offer too.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    Sell her on the Honda. But ultimately let her decide. Or else........
     
  15. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    She says she is happy with either car but favors the GMC more....
     
  16. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    LMR

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    She can pick which groceries you buy but not a car
     
  17. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    jackhart

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    there is nothing worse than feeling like you "settled" on a car. if you make your wife get the crv, every time she pulls up to a stoplight next to a terrain, she is going to feel that tinge of remorse, and then think of you. it's totally not worth it.

    let her get the terrain. it's a good vehicle. it may not be a honda, but it's still going to be a great ride.

    if you are really that worried about it, lease the terrain and see how it does in the first three years of ownership. you can always buy it out at the end, or get a honda after the lease ends if it turns out not to be all that.
     
  18. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    cc350

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    You better let her get what she wants!
    I'd bet she didn't tell you what to get.

    As stated "Happy wife Happy life"
     
  19. Jan 26, 2012 at 12:55 PM
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    neilvan

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    "Let her"?! :goingcrazy:

    Seeing as how my wife makes 100% of the (good) income in our home she can pick out whatever car she likes! We/she bought our Tacoma OR a few months ago so if she gets the Audi S5 she wants, so be it!
     
  20. Jan 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    nomad_archer

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    Couldnt have been said any better. I've tried the other route it doesnt work period.
     
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