- Affordable Auto Sales Lot / Photo Sourced from Consumer Reports

Conversation Thread: What's The One Car You Regret NOT Buying?

1w ago


Yesterday, I wrote a rather extensive piece on personal luxury coupes and it was, in a way, a means of moving on from the regrets that I've had in my choice of cars. While I am one of few younger people that actually appreciate these ridiculous automobiles, I wanted one more than anything in the world. I wanted a 1996 Buick Riviera that I saw on one of my town's used car lots.

1995-1999 Buick Riviera / Photo Sourced from Consumer Guide Auto

It was the same sort of champagne/tan that my Century is, except it had the L67 3.8-liter supercharged V6. It had about 120,000 miles on it and it was going for about $4,000. I asked my Mom to go and take a look at it, but she wanted no part of it. Of course, 16-year-old me barely had enough money to buy the latest Forza at the time, let alone an entire actual car. A few days later, I went to go look on the dealer's site and the link was broken. The car was gone. I saw it on the road a few days later and I remember actually crying seeing it being driven by someone that wasn't me.

1996 Buick Riviera / Photo Sourced from classiccars.com

Six years later, I still have regrets about never finding a way to pay for that Riviera. There are still some for sale around the country, in better condition than the one I fell for. Some of them however, would require a plane ticket, or a rather long road trip to get to. Needless to say, I'm pushing my wallet a little further into my pocket for the next couple of days in an effortless attempt to save money for another chance to get an eighth-generation Riviera.

Surely this is a story that you all can relate to. There are countless vehicles on the road, but there are only a handful that truly grab our attention. I want to hear about your automotive forbidden fruits. The cars that you were so close to acquiring, but never did.

Do you have a car that you regret NOT buying? Comment Below!