I thought in your post update here we'd see that you had bought it.
Given the circumstances of the car, I think $7500 is more than fair
for your reacquisition price.
As the drill sergeant said, "I taught you everything you know. I didn't teach you everything I know."
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
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