Now it makes a lot more sense to me. (In another forum) some other guys also said that they got a mustangs while in college and to me getting a 30k (used), up to 85k (new) car sounded a bit much. Back then when I was a schoolboy my daily driver was this: I don't know the exchange rate (it was early 90's before Euro currency was invented) but I'd say 5-6k might be close. Of course back then that was only 7 years old so it was practically new I've never bought a car as new, the tax system takes care of that: slap insane rates on any car and for the sportier and more powerful ones even more. I could buy a new car but it would not be something I'd like to drive or own so I'll rather buy something that the previous owner has paid the premium for.