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That was something that never occured to me - that a couple would "take turns" on something like that.
I always just figured, whoever was In Need, that is where the money is spent (on repairs/tires/vehicles/phones/whatnot...) not on a rotation.

I am driving my Second Ever car. My first car was a Toyota Camry previously owned by my parents (so I did not choose it).

My current car is a 2000 Civic, which I purchased new but did not then, and do not now, like or enjoy driving. However, it is perfectly serviceable and works, so I tolerate it. I will continue to tolerate it until it falls apart.

DH has had seven cars in the last 20 years. Three have been company cars.

He is also very tall and has a much longer commute than I do.

We are going to be in a position to have to replace new cars in the next couple of years or so.

Due to budget, etc., it appears that he will end up in a CRV-EX, because it has the power eight-way driver's seat that he needs to fit into it comfortably and, due to budget, I will end up with a Fit.

I'm resentful and irritated and annoyed and aggravated by that, as I want a grown-up car, not another first-car level stripped down model.

And he acknowledges that it is "my turn" to pick the car I want, as he has had the last two be his choice.

But life will not work out that way and I will end up sucking it up because there's no reason not to, and it's just a car, after all, and my requirements for a car are incredibly basic.

But yes, mentally it works that way and in reality it does not.

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