Nice growing Theo!!
Fingers crossed for us guys! We went car shopping today with the intention of just narrowing down what car we want. Ended up finding what we want, but realizing once you add all the extras in, we're looking at probably $4000 more than we were looking at spending (so that's almost 1/4 of our budget!). We were really disappointed. Then we came home and searched around and I found a woman trying to get someone to "take over payments" of her 2013 Focus, which is exactly what we want, but we thought the 2011 or 2012 was a stretch even. Anyways, the purchase price for us would end up being $16,500 (she has $350 a month payments for the next 4 years). We were looking at a 2012 initially, and it ended up being $16,000 min, not counting taxes or extended warranty or any of the "processing fees". So it was looking like we were going to pay a minimum $19k once it was all said and done. Which wasn't happening, because we started with a budget of like $15k.
Anyways, so yes, 2013 Focus, with 1700kms on it. She paid for the extended warranty too. She's got 0% financing, or we could transfer it to our bank too, but it would be at 4% (but we'd get $1250 in points from putting it onto our credit card temporarily...) She bought the car, paying like $7000 cash down on it initially, and now only a couple months later, she had eye surgery and can't drive it anymore. The car is worth like $22k, list price new so getting it for $16,500 with the taxes in and extended warranty on it already, is a steal, considering with 1700kms it's barely been driven.
It just sounds like way too good a deal to be true. Trying to both stay positive AND not get my hopes up at the same time!