And I think it will be another 18 years before I do *that* again. Even w/the bank “car buying service” – still a massive, stressful, exhausting hassle. But it’s done, I have a lovely car with 4WD, a sunroof, a great color, and a fuckton of safety features. But my god, the process does suck the joy out of it.
But it is done, and I can drive without worry, and that’s not nothing.
Now I have to go do the thing to so I can pay for it.