Some sad (not really) news
I bid a fond failwell to my 1986 Toyota Celica last Friday. Things are pretty tight for Bruce these days, what with Conan the Barbarian slicing three days per month from my work month (equalling about a 14% pay cut), so the $1,000 I got for the Celica, plus the reduction in my insurance cost was very welcome.
I've had the Celica almost 4 years and put just over 15,000 miles on it. I figure I did pretty well, having bought it for just $400. I've put a few bucks into it but maybe no more than another $300 total over the years.
For now I'm driving my '87 Toyota truck; it's a bit rough but it runs fine. I sure will be glad though when I get back into a new car!