Well, the next thing is to shop for a new car.
I know what I want, and it isn't visiting a bazillion dealers.
Ten years ago I did this on the internet. It worked out well. I got what I thought was an excellent deal. Much has changed in 10 years!
Went through a car buying service where the dealers were actually bidding against one another. They said what they wanted. I said what I would pay. One said yes. Deal. Seems it is not so simple any more.
I got a couple of inquiries out and will drop by Costco and see what they can do. I even got a request in to the dealer I bought from 10 years ago. So far they are the least expensive. By nearly $2K!
The car I want is a Honda Fit garden variety model with the automatic tranny. Without the sun roof, shmancy wheels, nav system, etc. Believe that is the LX model.
Not in a hurry. Will go out of state to save money. I got friends in Reno, Phoenix, Albuquerque, etc. A family visit just makes it sweeter. They will even come to the airport to get me!
I can get the deal done on-line as far as price is concerned. I know about edmunds.com so I have an idea what others have been paying. And they pay a whole lot more in CA! I can work in a plane ticket and gas and still save money and get a nice visit out of it as well!
So any do's and don't's before I get carried away?