well... they do protect them... the shoes I mean... no girl in their right mind wants to walk in a muddy and rough pavement wearing a brand new pair of delicate suede ballerinas with leather soles... disaster! Every step is a stab in the heart! So, yes, in this respect, cars are better than shoes... But on the other hand, ugly cars (and you can imagine any one of them that you think is ugly or all of them at once... for me is the Renault Avantime... "no time" more like... scary looking creature... huge bum... makes me think I should go on a diet... brrrr) could not be better than shoes in any way! Not to mention that with that kind of money you could buy a hell of a lot of delicious foot candy... so it makes no sense at all...
I am a lucky person in the process of buying a new car. Did not do any research nor read any reviews and specs or performed any comparison... No.... I did it my (Sinatra style...) way: Chose a reliable brand and I only had to care about the looks of it! As for the rest, well, that's why one chooses a reliable brand! And I went for the MINI (and since I went for it, I thought I go all the way and get the Cooper S... so that I can leave any jerk who provokes me behind at the street lights... my grandpa had a similar mentality, guess I inherited it from him... he could not stand anyone in front of him on the road... he would overtake and then murmur "go catch me now...") as I had my heart set on it for quite a long time.
So I did go through the process of going to the dealers, getting my facts right, doing a test drive and getting my quotes... so basically crossed every t and dotted every i... when it comes to the looks of it that is, as if you ask me whats under the bonnet... mystery... Anyway, this process is fun! Even with the frustration of checking the quotes and comparing every little detail with those on the spreadsheet that was prepared for me (bless the ones who know how to do these things and have the kindness to help, my ignorance is immeasurable when it comes to things that have nothing to do with shoes...) and trying to make sure that options and "packages" and codes are all in order... even with this, it still is a fun deal... ok, the test drive was the most fun!!
So yes, conditionally, cars can be better than shoes and some of them, the ones that tickle your fancy, certainly are! So they are worth being mentioned here... As for me, well, here's a picture of the one that tickles my fancy ;)