Over the last few months I have been doing extensive research into my next car. I have found many options and many potential buys but I continue to hunt. This is because of my automotive deal breakers. For me the BIGGEST deal breaker (besides the obvious Automatic) has to do with the O-60. I will not buy a car that does not get to 60 mph in second gear. My first standard trans car was a 2001 Integra GS-r which hit 62 in second gear. My second was a 05 Civic SI and it only hit 58 mph in second gear. This was maddening to me... MADDENING!!!! After living with this for 3 years it has become a mission of mine to NEVER have to live like that ever again.
So tell me... What is your number one automotive deal breaker when buying a car. ( And it does not have to be rational, I know mine isn't)