So we traded in our little P.O.S. (but fun to drive when it was working) '93 Saab 900 turbo convertible for a Honda Odyssey ex-l. It was a no brainer when we found out the Saab qualified for the Cash for Clunkers program. The credit we got for it was five or six times more than the car was worth *and* was the same amount we paid for it so I figure it's the only car we have ever made money on. Or at least broke even with.
We're keeping the Acura because *gulp* daughter will be driving in a little over a year - plus I LOVE that car! - so I can still be cool when I'm just hauling around one or two people and don't need enough leg room for my rapidly growing progeny. Plus it has AWD which, if we have another snowpocalypse, we will definitely need.
Road trip '09 starts on Friday and the new van will make it infinitely more comfortable for everyone. The things can watch movies on the dvd player, daughter can stretch out on the very back bench seat and sleep and I can count my pennies as I get 25 mpg on the highway.
But I won't be cool.