5 Dream Vehicles I Love to Look at (And Drive) But Probably Won’t Own
November 22, 2020
Lately, I’ve been dreaming of buying myself a new vehicle. My current one is having problems and I’m outgrowing it. It’s a great vehicle, but I’m far too tall to feel comfortable driving it and I can’t put many things in the back of it because of it’s size and how far I need to push the seat back in order to be comfortable while driving it.
Although I’m looking at new vehicles, I began to wonder if one of the vehicles on my “if I’m ever wealthy enough, I’d like to own them” list. Of course, one of the vehicles on my wish list wouldn’t fit into my lifestyle or budget, but it was still fun to wonder if I could own them now that I need a new vehicle.
Although I don’t talk much about vehicles on this blog, I thought it would be fun to talk about five vehicles on my dream wish list that I love to look at and, in one case, drove, but I probably won’t own.
2007-ish Hummer H3
The Hummer was the it vehicle of the 2000’s. It was big. It was flashy. It was the symbol of wealth and people who want to flaunt it. And, as much as I denied it, I really did want one. Of course, I was a teenager so affording a Hummer was a laughable dream at that time. Although I still quietly want a Hummer, specifically an H3, I doubt I will ever own one. The gas mileage is horrible compared to more practical and fuel efficient vehicles today and, since they are no longer in production, it’s harder to come buy. There is the 2022 electric Hummer (The Hummer EV) that is now available for preorders, but I don’t want that one because it’s out of my budget and is a Hummer truck, not the SUV version like the H3 is. So, although I love looking at the Hummer and dream of driving up in it to my old high school during homecoming with the hopes of showing off to my old high school classmates, it’s something that isn’t practical for me to own.
2001 Jaguar S-Type Sedan
Out of all the vehicles on this list, if I had to pick just one I would most likely buy, I would say the 2001 Jaguar S-Type Sedan. I fell in love with the 2001 S-Type Sedan when it first came out and has been my dream car ever since. I’ve done research on it to know what parts will most likely wear out, how much each part costs, and even looking at manuals of the 2000’s S-Type Sedans to get an idea what kind of repairs must be done and what the mechanics must do to repair them. After doing that much research, I began to realize that the S-Type Sedan is the kind of vehicle I would love to own as my “flashy” vehicle and not one I would like to drive to run errands every day in. Because of this, I’m not motivated to own it, but I do have my eye on it if I ever feel like I want to own and have the money to buy and take care of a luxury vehicle.
2014 Jaguar F-Type
I fell in love with the 2014 Jaguar F-Type car while watching the Super Bowl commercial for it. After Jaguar discontinued the S-Type Sedan, I lost insert in the brand until I saw the style of the F-Type. Although I really like the F-Type and the style of it, I know it will be the last vehicle on this list I will be willing to buy. The F-Type is a sports car, is a two seater, and is probably more cramped and less roomy than my current vehicle, a 1990’s version of the crossover SUVs. If I were to buy a Jaguar, it would be the S-Type and, if I were to buy a two seater car with cramped seating, it would be another vehicle on this list.
2005 Ford F-150
The 2005 Ford F-150 holds a special place in my heart as the first “new” vehicle I ever drove. It was the family vehicle and it was bought to replace a 1986 Ford F-150, the previous family vehicle. I loved driving it and how roomy and spacious the 2005 F-150 is as well as how cool I felt driving it around. Now that I’m older, I still love it. I love the way it looks and the way it drives. Every now and then, if there is a large rainstorm, I still get to drive it and I still enjoy it. I’ve thought about buying myself a used one over the years, but I always snap back to reality as soon as I see how much money it costs to put gas into the tank. Since it’s not a very fuel efficient vehicle (Unless you compare it to the 1986 F-150. Then it’s fuel efficiency is pretty good), it’s off my list of vehicles I want to own. Unless I live in the country. Then I’ll reconsider owning it.
I loved the Back to the Future movies when I was a kid and, like other kids that loved the movies, I adored the Time Machine made out of a DeLorean. In my late teens, I thought seriously about one day owning one, but after years of research and seeing a real DeLorean in person, I don’t want to own one anymore. It is very small and, after years of driving in a small vehicle, I would like to own a vehicle that is much bigger. It doesn’t help that I’m 5 feet 7 inches or so and I can’t move the seat back like I can in my normal vehicle.