Here's a hypothetical scenario for you, but which really happened to my friend. Pretend that your car was recently totaled in a no-fault accident to you, and insurance paid off the car and left you with a few thousand dollars left over. Thus, you have no car, but you have a few thousand dollars left over from your former car. 9 months from now, you will be taking a higher-paying job that requires extensive travel where you cannot bring a car, but you'd be traveling back by plane periodically to see your family and friends in your home city. This job will last for one year, then you will return to life as normal. (This could be something akin to a military person leaving for a deployment for a year, but it doesn't have to be) What would you do for a car now?