The Cutlass continues to trudge along reliably. It has cost me nothing more than gas and two oil changes, which is remarkable for a fourteen year old car. And all the while it has saved me $2400 in car payments.
$2400 will buy a lot. A cruise or trip to Disney World. A really nice home theater system. Season tickets for your favorite sports team. A new fridge or washer/dryer tandem. It's also almost twice what I paid for the car originally.
While I'd much rather drive something else, it's hard not to like a car that saves you money.