The rest of the story:
The bad news: I bought a new 2006 GT, but sold it less than a year later, losing a bit on the sale.
The good news: I put that money in Apple stock, and still have it.
'Pretty much mirrors my own experience as well...except I sold mine about 2 years later for slightly more than I paid for it. 'Reinvested the proceeds into 2 stocks...one of which is now worth 7 times what I paid for it. The other is up about 40% and pays qtrly dividends. So, from a $$$ standpoint, I'm also ahead...even at today's GT prices...which, I guess, proves once again that dumb luck does triumph every now and then...a Godsend from which I've benefited on more than one occasion! :lol