Basically my car has been mistreated and is 10 years old and is being the long process of decaying into nothingness.
Part of me wishes that I didn't need to have a car, they're annoying, expensive, and bad for the environment. But I unfortunately live in a city that was built for the car and do like to visit my friends in the evening. And doing that basically requires that I own a car.
But interest rates should be amazingly low right now, and car dealerships are having trouble selling cars, so it should be a great time to buy a car if I was inclined to.
So the question comes down to do I buy a $10,000 car or a $20,000 car.
Basically, do I buy a Toyota echo, or low end Honda civic (about $10,000 for a 30/40mpg (city/highway) car) or do I suck it up and spend $20,000 on one of the hybrid gas-electric cars, Honda Insight or Toyota Prius, which get 60/70mpg
Although they get double the gas mileage the pure gas cars have better cargo capacity and probably are easier to get fixed. Also I don't really drive that much. However the insight is a really cool looking car and has some really impressive technology attached to it.