Well, today was a very, very long day, but after a lot of research and a long, long time in the presence of those who sell cars, we were able to find and purchase a used Mazda CX5, so that there are now TWO reliable cars in the driveway. That hasn't been the case for a while now.
This car has low miles and it was a reasonable price, so I went ahead and got it. I was planning to shop around a bit more, but the price was comparable to the others that I found, and I just didn't have the energy or the stomach for it. Really, because I got there at 11:30, just to see what they had, and ended up leaving at 3:30, with no lunch in between.
I am praying that I don't have to do this again for a very, very long time. Mazda had better live up to it's reputation.
Oh, and Autumn is fat and happy. I case anyone was wondering.