I need three cars. One for mini!Dresden!Harry, one for Ramirez and one for Dr. Forrester. Further details under the cut.
Say you were a wizard who was expecting your first child and all you had was a jeep with no back seat. What kind of car would you buy? It would have to be cheap, considering the income of a musician and a wizard isn't much. My Google-Fu tells me that musicians with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra earn $25,000-115,000 a year, depending on seniority. I doubt Miranda would be high up in the hierachy, so I'm leaning towards the low end of the scale.
The other option would be to have Miranda's car be the 'family' car, but I see her more as a public transit person, for some reason. I can't see her being overly attached to a car, so she probably wouldn't need anything fancy if she did have one.
The years are little screwy, since Fay technically isn't going to be born until 2010 or a little before, if I follow my rough mental timeline. So whatever year/make/model is fine, so long as it's cheap, small and safe.
Say you were a young wizard in your early twenties making a pretty good salary as a warden/regional commander for the High Council. You'd want something pretty flashy to impress the ladies, but it couldn't have any automatic or electronic features. What kind of car would you buy?
I don't have any qualms about him buying used and I'm thinking he probably still has either his first car, or what he upgraded to after his first car. I need something nice enough that a younger brother would want to borrow for a date.
Say you were a well-to-do diagnostician, in your late thirties, with a very nice salary and no children. Your wife probably has her own car as well, so you'd want something sleek and shiny and full of cool features. Possibly something Britishy? Maybe? I dunno how well British people make cars? Except for Aston Martins? Because that's what James Bond drives?
The only thing the car has to have is a GPS system, but if that's not possible, I'm sure he can buy himself one.
((You know what's weird? I was trying to decide whether Forrester had kids or not. Once I decided, my inner Mrs. Forrester immediately said 'well, we should get on that, I'm not getting any younger!' Muses are demanding.))