I'm in the market for a new (to me) car

When my wife complains about my “old rattletrap”, I tell her that a real driver needs to feel every bit of the road.

Congrats, OP! I’m so happy to hear a used car buying story with a happy ending. Pick a fun destination (even if it’s just “the little ice cream stand in that small town nearby”), and have a little road trip, you deserve it!

Thanks for the kind words! Now that things are reopening, I just might, and I need to visit my parents, who live 3 hours away.