SO...90s Toyota/Honda/VW etc? Or 03/04 American car (NOT ford, been there, done that). How are Volvos, repair wise? One has been recommended to me--late 90s, moon roof. I will check it out, certainly.
So, the euphoria is dissolving into anxiety about making the best choice that I'll be happy making payments for.
But at least I'm getting a newer car and that's gotta be an improvement on a 23 year old car, even a sweet one like my Jezebel.
UPDATE: I just got my loan confirmation letter when I got home and saw that they stipulated 2001 and newer, so I guess I hold out for a newer Toyota or Honda if I can find one. Really, I feel most secure with them, and maybe Volvo, VW and Hyundai (who I read has really improved in quality) after that. I am seeing more ads for affordable cars in that range.
I'll just keep taking deep breaths and hope for a great deal. And oh yeah, I can light a candle to aid my search. Sometimes I forget I'm not just a passive observer. :)