Tag: midlife crisis

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Feb 06, 2015

Mid-Life Crisis Cars: Make Mine a Miata (But Americans Vote for Mustangs and Corvettes)

Jim Motavalli

According to a new CarMax survey a quarter of Americans think they might buy a flashy car to get them through middle age. Women are into it, too. But, really, an SUV for a midlife crisis?

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Aug 01, 2013

In Defense of the Midlife Crisis

Dear Car Talk

Rita thinks she's having a midlife crisis. She's getting ready to buy the Jeep she's always wanted, but she wants to know, how old a model can she get without compromising too much on reliability. Tom and Ray think this question misses the whole point of buying an irresponsible car. Read their impassioned defense of the midlife crisis, right here.

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Feb 01, 2010

Which midlife crisis car should Matt buy?

Dear Car Talk

Guys -- you probably have been asked this before, but here it goes anyway. I am 46 years old, divorced for two years, recovered financially, and I am ready to purchase a new car. This purchase would not be out of...

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Feb 01, 2009

Today: Don and his mid-life crisis VW Bug.

Dear Car Talk

I just turned 40, ughhhh, so I guess I have hit my "midlife crisis." Unlike my friends, I don't want a Porsche or a Ferrari. I want a late-'50s to early-'60s VW Bug. That's right, a VW Bug. I...

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Feb 01, 2005

Whose midlife crisis is this, anyway?

Dear Car Talk

I'm in a bit of a pickle and maybe you can help me out My dad is going through a bit of a midlife crisis and wants to buy a brand-new Honda motorcycle Now I'm not opposed to motorcycling but...

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Aug 01, 1998

Can I justify buying that shiny new Miata when I have a perfectly serviceable Honda?

Dear Car Talk

I'm a -year-old with a new grandchild and a perfectly wonderful but boring ' Honda Accord I stopped by the local Mazda dealership and experienced some sort of out-of-body experience when I saw the ' Miata -- in my colors...

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Jul 01, 1998

Now here's a midlife crisis car purchase that we can get excited about.

Dear Car Talk

I am having a genuine bona fide midlife crisis I can tell because I think I am acting the way all my friends say guys act when they have midlife crises I want to ditch a perfectly good reliable Honda...

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