Hmm… many of us may not be mechanics but at least you should know how to change tires — it’s one essential skill for car owners, you know. Also, if ever you go canvassing for a quality car, it may be a good idea to bring in a friend who understands its “hydraulics.”
Select cars not just as per brand but according to its “secondary” use; and this includes the comfort it could give you and to whoever your passengers may be. Those are just a few essential factors.
And obviously, the car’s main use is being a “tool” for transportation not for showing off. So careful, that’s how some accidents happen.