But I'm still flinching at close to $500 a month. That said, I know I'm doing the right thing. It's not like I'm not going to keep this truck until it self-destructs (hopefully) waaaay down the road. I'm not sure if it will do 245K miles, like the Jimmy did, but I can hope. (I put 130K of those miles on the Jimmy, over the past 7 years...)
But there is a great novelty in the idea of owning a car that *no one else has owned before*. That's exactly what I want, not a compromise. (Well, the '87 Jimmy was exactly what I wanted, too, it's just that I had to wait almost 10 years to get it.)
Well, no ebay goodies for a long time (though I think I need to start selling things there, again), and a general belt-tightening. But hey, I'm going to have a new truck!