Not small really, actually very difficult.
We are on the hunt for a new-to-us vehicle. Unfortunately, where we live is very rural, we travel a lot by road (to different states even), and often cart our dogs around with us. We are looking for a small crossover that will permit all of this without being a gas-guzzler. I have settled on the old body style Rav4. I will also be the primary driver. Hubby said "ok, lets go get you a nice car", and very quickly we realized our versions of "nice car" vary dramatically.
His: nearly new, gadgets, back up camera, ect. ect.
Mine: Old body style (2012 or 2011 preferably), dark colored seats, an exterior that isn't red, white or gold, an aux or usb jack, and less than 100,000 miles on it.
We clashed a lot in the first week of the 'hunt'. Understandably.
Its official now though -- I will be driving it, I have a lower tolerance for depreciation of a car's value, and I have a better sense of the budget. Therefore, He wants me to choose...and he will come along behind and help get it checked out and negotiated.
Whew. Dodged a bullet.