flybill, timely video spot. I drive a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder that has been paid for forever. Before that one I had a 1997 that got totalled in an accident. My wife and I walked away, each with one scratch. Mine from the airbag to the face, hers from her elbow hitting the door/window. The velocity of the crash told me then that I wanted another. I have over 200k on it and before that 1997 Pathfinder I drove a 1994 Saturn SL2 which got 30+mpg took me to every mountain top recreation site I wanted through rain, ice and snow. When I sold that car I regretted not keeping it for a commuter. I've had car payments and that really sucks. I plan on driving this pathfinder as long as mechanically possible, speaking of which I need a nice tuneup and some preventive maintenance to keep it fresh and running. None of that really adds much, but I drive what I can afford, what seems safe and what will last. If the Big Three don't last much longer as is they will become leaner, meaner, greener and will emerge on the other side in a better place. Industries must evolve over time, just like our financial system. Now may be that time. Drive what you like, rent, lease own, payments or buy it outright, your choice makes a statement from you if you realize it or not.