My nerd side is showing this morning. We ended up with a 1999 suburban. The greatest part is by the time we drove the other beaters and bought our rodeo we only had $300 invested in the rodeo. We got more out of the beaters as junk than we paid for them . We never put in any major repairs. I sold the rodeo for $1200 . I only gave $1000 for in and drove it around 3 months. $1200 minus $300 invested = $900 profit ! Well we got the suburban last night for $1500 ! $1500 minus the $900 we came to the good on the rodeo = $600 out of pocket !!! It’s below book value by about 40 %. My plan drive in for a few months. Clean it up and resale it for $2000 which is reasonable. In the meantime I am going to save more money and add that to it. I want to buy the newer body style with less miles in a few months. In the meantime all the money I didn’t spend is so hitting my mortgage !!! I sent my husband and dad to buy it. I was worried they were going to bring me a ugly car. LOL It actually will look like new once cleaned and they got him to go a cheaper than I had him at. So, I am proud . Our mortgage went down by several thousands and in the meantime we can all fit in our car. Super Woot !