new car price
yes, cars are major expenses. to buy and to fix. friend had very nice 99 accord lx V6 leather low miles. sold it for 5k. too low in my mind. he got a new 2012 accord ex-l V6 leather for 30k. looks pretty similar sitting in garage. he is happy though. wife traded in 04 nice altima. got an 08 infiniti G35 sedan. paid 20k but its worth 30k in my opinion. it looks spotless. so they went from having 10k in cars to having 60k in cars. both new cars are not a whole lot more or nicer than old cars. guess you do what makes you happy.