Well, it’s done.

We ended up with a minivan for $1150 out of pocket. We bought it from a dealership, and had our mechanic (f-i-l) give it a look-over/test drive. He said if we didn’t buy it, he would; and if we didn’t like it he’d give us our money back!
I feel like a huge load has been taken off my shoulders! I am relieved that my husband has something safe and *as-far-as-we-know” dependable ride! Mary in TN who blew the spending-freeze pretty good today!