For those of you who read this and think to yourself, "I bet all this stuff is really just happening with younger women," I offer this anecdotal evidence that it's not.
My mom bought a new car yesterday. She's 63. Here's how it happened. She told dad several months ago that it was time for her to get a new car. Now she's not that particular about what kind of car she drives - she just wants some comfortable, basic transportation that's safe and gets good mileage – so she did a little bit of research into what was out there. She researched what was a fair trade-in price for her old car. She talked with me about the car buying experience - I bought one last year, she last bought one in 1990.
So, off she went to the local Chevrolet dealer, talked with Bob the sales advisor, and decided on her car. She called Dad, who came to meet her, and she showed him what she wanted. They signed the papers, and bam, she drove her new car home.
Still think it's a young woman's world? It's a woman's world, alright, but there's no age limit.