As the first guy to say go for it if you can afford it, I'll confess to spending on cars. Between DW & me we have:
2003 Ford Escape
2005 Mustang GT
2007 Ford Ranger 4X4
1960 Sunbeam Alpine
1961 Sunbeam Alpine
1959 Hillman Minx convertible
We never have to call friends (or taxis) for a ride. Because of living in the deep dark hideaways of the frozen north, the total registration and insurance is about $2500/yr.
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