I have never bought a car in my life.
My wife has bought a lot of them. I'm just not that into cars. I have usually referred to the cars we own by their color. I'm taking the blue car or the gray car or whatever. I actually did lease a car once. Back in the heady days of Spears, Benzak, Salomon, and Farrell, we all leased fancy cars and took advantage of the tax code provisions. But I even faded on that one a bit by going to the dealership with one of my partners and leasing the same car he did.
My most recent car was a Ford Escape (I had to ask - I thought of it as the dark gray car) with close to 100,000 miles on it. We swapped it and another we had no more need for since the kids are grown and gone, and I (we) got another SUV. It's gray and American-made, and that's as much as I know about it. The neat thing is it came loaded with XM satellite radioso I can now listen addictively to CNBC as well as addictively watch it. But only after Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg radio. I'm pretty sure we got XM for a year for free, as the dealer was desperate, or so my wife told me. If I get a bill though, XM is history.