Finally, there is the issue of returning the car if they really don’t like the one you’ve picked out for them. Dealers have built their entire business around fleecing you during the buying process, and if the car is new, it loses value the moment it drives off the lot. It’s not like returning a gold iPhone for a black or silver one. You will get hosed if you try to bring back one car and find the one they really want. Be ready for that.
The only time a car should be gifted as a Christmas present is if it is a clunker for one of your kids in high school or college. They don’t have much of a say in what type of car they get–they’re just happy to have the old Subaru Outback with 160,000 miles you’ve just given them.
This notion of a car as a Christmas present is forced into people’s brains by automakers with the massive bow on top (which is magnetic btw). The only people who should really do this are made of money and completely superficial With that in mind, be on the lookout for a Kardashian or Jenner posting new car on Instagram Friday morning.