Anyway, I finally got my Honda Civic Sedan back from the autobody shop (I used Maaco). And wow, it looks like a brand-new car!! I was having it painted and having the hood replaced (because there was a severe chip in the paint and they couldn't fix it with any other method) in order to sell it at full market value. But, lo and behold, I got it back today and it looks like a brand-new car! It really looks gorgeous and I couldn't be happier. Looks like I can hold off on getting a brand-new car for a few more years. Now I can focus most of my income on moving out into my own place and won't have a car payment (or any other debt) to worry about. Life is certainly good.