Okie doakie sports fans, ---its all over, lets keep the crowd moving here----nobody got hurt, there is nothing to see----move along. The old dude bit the bullet, and with trembling lower lip, purchased a new 2009 Honda CRV----would have liked green tea metallic, but alas and alac, the model I wanted with the features I wanted, wasn't in stock in that color, and I didn't want to wait for them to negotiate around with other dealers who might have that one in that color, so I went to plan B----well what color DO you have----fine I'll take it----actually I did have a choice, I could have gotten it in silver metallic , or Tango Red Pearl (Like who thinks up these color names anyway?)---I finally selected Glacier blue Metallic----and having looked at it a bit, have decided I like it better than the green tea metallic----I mean being a masculine like guy, I wouldn't want to go around telling people my car was green tea colored---comes off kinda wimpy, but now I got GLACIER BLUE----argh, argh, !! Its probably a bigger car than I really need, but still having looked at a whole lot of models and different brands, I chose the Honda CRV------NOW I gotta call my insurance company and get the bad news about how much the insurance is gonna be----mentally I have programed my mind to think in terms of tripling my old insurance rate---if it comes in less than that I will be happy----but that's a tomorrow thing.
For those wondering, I nixed the moon roof, nix the leather seats (that would have been another 1400 bucks---my tush ain't that sensitive anyway), did get cruise control, power locks and windows, remote entry -----so all in all I am satisfied with my decision, and I am no longer sobbing hysterically having written out the check------. Bye bye '94" S-10, and HELLO HONDA!!