I still own the same house and drive the same kind of beater cars that I did when I made 30k a year. Now that I make 3x that it's time to splurge. Unfortunately since my cars are beaters I have nothing of value to trade in, but should have a fat down payment.
Ramsey advises to attack the lowest...
I don't think fun is a word that goes with automatic. Leave it for those that aren't able drive the elite transmission.
The 6G is likely to be the last manual 4x4 Ford ever makes. I'm going to enjoy it while I can.