The temperature today was in the mid-eighties, not exactly car shopping weather. It was hot. The cars were hot. I went alone to scout out the inventory at the dealerships. I forgot where the first place was and gave up 5 seconds before I would have found it. I ended up stopping at a random Honda dealership and they said they didn't have anything for under $6k. I moved on to the next place and the salesman was very helpful and scoured the lot for something close to what I wanted. Unfortunately, the closest vehicle was a Kia Optima, 2004 for $6k. It was a nice mid-sized 4 door sedan with low miles but when he added the taxes and fees the total came to $8k. That's a bit more than they were hoping to pay.
Tomorrow we might call some craig's list ads. Perhaps we will find a nice car for sale close by. I'm tired of driving. Their rental car goes back on Monday so either we find a car tomorrow or we will have to get used to the togetherness of my small truck.