Just a bit on this, as time is short this a.m.: several of the Anchorage car dealers had a joint sale yesterday, and we came away with two vehicles.
After much deliberation, I finally replaced the late, lamented Expedition with a Ford Escape, and Younger Daughter bought herself a nice used sedan with lots of bells & whistles.
Not sure which of us is happier ... okay, that's not true: SHE is. But now my wife wants to replace her car, too.
This could get expensive. :^)