New-car envy. It can creep up anytime. It may snag you at a stoplight when a muscle car or luxury sedan sidles up. Or maybe when the gleaming SUV parked next to you makes the dents in your jalopy all the more obvious.
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As the article points out, the financial cost of buying a new car, compared to holding onto a new one, can be very high. But, upgrading might be a good idea if your current ride doesn't have life-saving safety features such as electronic stability control and curtain airbags.