Hoping To Win Mega Millions? What Car Would You Buy If You Do? Page 2

January 4, 2011

There’s also the opportunity for Corvette customers to attend ZR1 driving school in Arizona, or the Corvette Performance Driving School near Las Vegas.

Something to think about, if you’ve always fancied a ZR1 or Z06 Corvette.

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo

2010 Lamborghini Gallardo

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Buy the car of your dreams

Anyone who’s ever attended the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, California or watched the Mecum car auctions on TV knows the allure of highly-sought after classics, performance, and exotic cars. Imagine going to either with a blank check in hand to write for any amount you want – to buy the car of your dreams.

Would it be something Jay Leno might buy and enshrine in his vaunted car collection? Would it be a rare car like the 1965 Daytona Cobra Coupe CSX 2601 that sold for a record $7.25 million at the inaugural Mecum Auction in Monterey? Or a Lamborghini Gallardo?

Hey, just being in the crowd and knowing you can afford whatever you want might be enough.

Low-key and inconspicuous

Of course, not everyone who wins a big jackpot wants to show off. Some prefer to remain more low-key and inconspicuous. And that’s an excellent choice in and of itself. Still, there are many cars available today that get you where you want to go in style and don’t cost an arm and a leg. Buy a well-built, fuel-efficient, high-quality sedan or crossover and allocate the rest of your winnings according to your plan.

If you hit the big one, you can afford to change out your family car every year for life…

For more information on some of the vehicles mentioned here, see The Car Connection (TCC) review of the 2011 Honda Odyssey, TCC review of the 2011 Ford Edge,  TCC review of 2011 Hyundai Genesis, Marty Padgett’s round-up of stories on the 2011 MINI Countryman in TCC, Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield’s first drive of the 2011 Tesla Roadster in All Cars Electric, first drive of the 2011 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost in TCC, and Nelson Ireson’s review of the 2011 Corvette in TCC.

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[General Motors, USA Today, Mecum]

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