Since the Explorer is gone, we needed a new car. We had intended to wait a few years before buying a new car, we just paid off the Toyota. So loosing the Explorer caught us with our financial pants down.
I got a good deal on the plainest of plane Jane Mazda 3s. Good styling, nice ride, ABS, air, and a 5 speed. Everything a guy needs... except cruise control. =(
Here is the new car: