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Greetings fools. I still mostly lurk, but here is an update from a previous post.

The original thread describing my auto financing dilemma is here.

To update, I purchased a 2010 hybrid vehicle, financed through my credit union @ 2.99% for 48 months. While the initial outlay for the hybrid model was higher than the gas engine version, running the numbers revealed that hybrid efficiency makes sense given my driving habits and length of ownership.

My strategy going forward is to aggressively rebuild cash reserves for the next 6 months, then reassess where to apply surplus cash flow. I want to thank everyone who contributed to the other thread. Viewing other perspectives served to clarify and confirm my own thought process and decisions. I am pleased with my decision, and relieved that auto shopping/negotiating/logistical maneuvering process is now over!
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