What’s the New Car You Should’ve Purchased?

September 26th, 2013
1994 Porsche 911

The one good car built in 1994?

If you could have purchased any new car the year you got your driver’s license, what would it have been?

I got my license in 1994, which wasn’t exactly a prime year for new automobiles. Rather than buying new, I found myself a 1984 Toyota pickup and proudly imagined myself as Marty McFly triumphantly returning from the future.

Which is kind of funny, because these days I spend a lot of time reminiscing about the past. Of course, as the old cliche goes, hindsight is 20/20, but it’s still fun to imagine what new car could’ve been had as a brand new driver.

Unless you got your license in ’94, because there was nothing good then. Keep reading to see what I mean.

I did a Google search for new car ads from 1994, just to freshen my memory of what I could’ve purchased new as a young teen. The results made me glad 20 years have passed.

I could’ve had the doorstop of minivans:

1994 Chevrolet Lumina minivan

Or the reason other carmakers didn’t make wagons:

1994 Ford Taurus wagon

Or an old Buick, disguised as a new one:

1994 Buick leSabre

Or a “Different” pickup:

1994 Dodge Ram

Or this thing:

1994 Mercury Villager

Those other options all make my then-10-year-old Toyota look like a pretty solid choice!

What year did you get your driver’s license, and what new car would you have loved to buy back then?

-tgriffith

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  1. Randy
    September 26th, 2013 at 17:19 | #1

    For me, the choice would have been clear– a Jag XKE convertible V12. I’d still own it if I’d bought one originally. Other good candidates would be cars like the Shelby GT500, Hemi Cuda or Charger Hemi.

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