It wasn't part of the plan... not my plan at least... but sometimes you just have to throw up your hands and say "no more!" The little volvo served us well, but putting more and more money into it just didn't seem to make sense anymore. And so we ventured out to see what was out there. Even after we had made our choice, and signed our life away, the only thing I felt was relief... that the volvo was gone (sorry, little volvo.) Now that I have been driving the new car for four days, I am starting to feel excited about having it. It is nice to have something shiny and pretty every once in a while, never mind reliable!