I posted a similar thread in the forester forum back when I was interested in the forester. but the few response I got said don't do it, dont buy a new car. I agreed with them, and lost my interest. Now that I'm leaning towards the outback, and about to go for it, I'm saying to myself whether I'm making the right decision all over again.
A little about myself. I've always had dreams of just quitting my full time job and just traveling around the world for a year or two. it's something i think about everyday, and i now have the funds to go for it. Now a part of me wants to buy a new car as well. I'm looking at a 2013 outback 2.5 limited, which will run me $32.5K with TTL. I plan to sell my car privately, and make a downpayment of 15-20k on the new car if i go for it. I plan to travel for 1 year at the minimum and 2 years at the max with a budget of $2k a month. I'm only working now until around July/August 2013, and that's it for me. I'm single, no kids, no girlfriend, i don't own a house, rent is only $300 a month, and that includes utilities with 4 other room mates in a house. no debt whatsoever. college graduate, and have been working in my profession for 6 years now.
So what do you folks think, I'd like to hear the opinions here. Should I buy a new car or just hold off and just travel the world first or do both?