Mark and I had to bite it and make a big purchase. We have been lucky enough to not have car payments. I drive a Jeep that my parents gave to us, which has already been paid for, and Mark has been driving his sister's Nissan Altima, which was a lease. Sadly, that lease is up and we had to return the car last Friday.
We decided that a Mazda CX-7 suits our needs pretty nicely. It's a 2007 and we are enjoying it a lot! We splurged and got the sun roof and the Bose system with the six disc CD changer. It also has a tap-shift that allows us to drive it like a standard rather than an automatic transmission!