I currently drive a 2003 Honda Civic coupe and have a baby on the way. It is already a bit of a pain for people to get in and out of the back seat of my car, so I am somewhat concerned about how annoying it will be to do the same with a baby or one of those infant car seats. Has anyone else dealt with this and how much of a hassle is it?
Having said that, I was thinking of getting a new (four-door) car today because it is allegedly the best time to do so. All kinds of sales and deals and whatnot because it's the end of the year. I've been trying to go over the pros and cons and I can't help but wonder if I am just being a prima donna about the whole thing given that my primary motivation is convenience. My current car is perfectly fine, which means that I could either ostensibly keep it for a while yet, or get a good trade-in value should I opt to buy.
Help me be logical about this, please.
If more detail on my current thoughts will help:
I have enough money to pay cash for the car but would finance if I could get a good deal. My credit is excellent. I would likely get another Honda Civic or go all pretentious and get an Insight. My car is 7 years old, so it's not like it's brand new or still under warranty or anything.
On the other hand, my husband's car is the one that has been giving us trouble. However, he has no interest in getting a new one because he loves his car. We could afford two new cars if we HAD to, but obviously that would not be preferable and would tap out our savings.
And I know that obviously people get babies in and out of coupes all the time, but in my experience it's a righteous pain in the ass to get stuff out of my car. And people. Complaints have been lodged. But I could do it if I had to, of course. So part of me thinks I'm being an uber tool whiny preggo nutjob.