By the end of the year I will want to buy my next car, as my '97 Escort is finally starting to wear out. I intend to pay cash, since I have enough debt in other areas without shouldering more. I will probably have only about 9K, but maybe I can push it to 10 if TT&L is included. (Maybe if I HAD to, I could do a loan for a slightly larger amount and use the cash toward loan payments, but...well hell, it's still debt.) I would like a car with less than 50,000 miles on it, auto trans, and AC. I think that kind of limits me to Accent, Elantra, Echo, etc, but I'd like your thoughts on this as well.