I have been banging on about getting a new car for ages but now one of our cars has died which means we are only left with my little car. So the "sensible" choice would be a Mazda CX-5 as it suits our family well. However I can not get over spending like 40k on a car. That just seems so insane to me. We could get the basic model which DH does not want or a second hand car but DH does not want anything over 2 years old because we plan on keeping the car for ages. So I have been looking and the cheapest I can find is 35k up. Am I the only who thinks that is a lot of money for a car? It just seems like everyone is driving around these newish Klugers, mazdas, nissans but how do people afford them? Anyway the point to this post is to help me justify spending a bomb on a car. Or am I just a tight as.s?