Every day as I pull into work I park next to my coworker's shiny Infinity SUV and I'm reminded of how nice it would be to drive a new to me car. I would love to have a newer, reliable car with four wheel drive for our snowy winters. I'm putting away $400 monthly in anticipation of my next car. I could easily trade my savings for a car payment.
If I could squash my practical side, I could easily make this happen. However, I want to pay cash for my next vehicle. I detest owing money. I loathe getting paid only to watch my paycheck slip away to creditors. Vehicles are the worst way to spend money as they depreciate rapidly. With the law of diminishing returns, I think my happiness would only go up for a month at the very most.
I won't buy a new vehicle any time soon but I still daydream about it now and then.