CSR 109 - Straight Outta Retirement Home
Meet Mrs. Joan Sherbet. She’s a 70-year-old ex-schoolteacher from Florida. She’s been married to the same guy for nearly 50 years and has 4 children and half a dozen of grandchildren. Recently her youngest just had his first child.
These days Mrs. Sherbet usually is at home, knitting, if she’s not she’d be driving her 1985 Silver-York Sovereign to the local bingo parlor.
One day, Mrs. Sherbet came out of Walmart and saw how her old S-Y is a little bit tatty. While it got servicing at the dealership it’s whole life the car starts to show its age. With nearly 36,000 miles on the clock, the old S-Y paint is a little bit faded on the trunk.
Time to find a new car then.
Joan Sherbet is looking for a luxury sedan to replace her old Silver-York. Now that she’s in her 70 this will probably be the last car she ever going to buy in her life.
Her Husband would also like to give her this car as a birthday present so he’s wishing for her to have something nice. They’re also pretty well off so the budget reflects this.
While a pretty racy girl back in the day with penchant for little sports cars. Those days were long gone and now Mrs. Sherbet is looking for something to get to church on Sunday and that’s it. Nothing sporty, nothing neck breaking fast. Just luxurious and stylish. Something that she can be proud of but not too ostentatious to lead to the look of contempt from her friends at the bingo.
Mrs. Sherbet knows NOTHING about cars. She only drives them and have them service at the dealership. She also barely does 2,000 miles in a year, so it doesn’t matter if the car’s a bit thirsty or high maintenance. She’s also 70. If the car is obviously unusual, she definitely is going to cotton on. But if the weirdness is subtle maybe you’d get away with it.
Variant/Trim Year: 1995-1999
Fuel Type: Premium – RON95 / 90 AKI
Catalytic Converter Required
Max Engine PU: 75
Max Engine ET: 150
Max Trim PU: 115
Max Trim ET: 150
Maximum Estimated Cost: $50,000
Minimum Seat Count: 5
Minimum Safety: 37
Minimum Trim Reliability: 54
SUV, Utility, MPV and Van body is not allowed.
Consideration: You’re selling a car to a very conservative old age pensioner. So the judging will reflects the buying process of such person. That is to say, you can min-max if you want, but if it’s very obviously a car that would scare Joan off in some way, you’re getting binned. Also, one thing to note is that while the budget is relatively large. LESS IS MORE in the case of this CSR. You definitely don’t need to go all out in case of features and technology to achieve a winning car. Might be a good thing as you’re selling a car to very old person.
Comfort: Well, duh, you’re selling a car to an old age pensioner. A car that combines good suspension and good interior would be very appealing to Joan.
Design: This is also very important. Even if Joan eyesight probably wouldn’t allow her to notice all the nice details you’re going to put on it. She still can see ugly ass design very clearly.
Drivability: Again, duh, while Joan still can drive pretty well for her age. The reflexes are getting worse every day. If a car is easy to drive, then it’d be appealing.
Cost: Joan is from the generation which values affordability. Does not mean you cannot go all out, but the car must be worth it.
Handling: Joan likes her car to have a confidence inspiring trait. So, a car cannot be sponge cake soft else she would feel sick.
Performance: This car cannot be slow ass. In fact, sending a car that has big engine option (within reason) could be more appealing because Joan would be able to brag to her friends about how “top of the range” it is.
Seat Count: Joan, being old, loves bench seats. And if you can fit third row then more seating for her grandchildren.
Safety: While it’s unlikely Joan is going to crash at high speed. It’s still a good peace of mind to know the car is crashworthy.
Reliability and Service Cost: Joan doesn’t drive a lot, so it’s not really that important to have a car that’s hewn from solid block of granite. But at least it shouldn’t have a reputation for catching fire.
Fuel Economy: ‘MURICA.
Practicality: While it might be good to have it as mid importance, I find this value to be not satisfying. So I will not look into it.
Other stats I didn’t list won’t get looked into.
Send a PM containing your .car file to me. On the forum or Discord.
The naming system is as per usual.
Engine name: CSR109 - [forum username]
Engine variant: [engine name]
Car name: CSR109 - [forum username]
Car trim: [car name]
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The deadline is 25 August, 23:59 (GMT +7).
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