SIL purchased a car for $32,000. It's one of those new hybrids. I believe the Ford Escape, fully loaded. She only makes about that much. Her DH who is her second husband only gets disability. It's a nice car and I was not envious one bit at all. I was just so thankful that our six year old Taurus is paid for and that we are not in debt up to our eyeballs like she is with these new wheels. I have absolute no desire for a new car. If and when we do need a different car we're getting used again.