So my lease end is coming up on my Subaru Legacy. I like the car quite a bit. If I bought the car, it’d be a pretty good deal versus other used cars with similar mileage and condition. Im also trying really hard to get out of debt. So I’ve considered just turning it in and buying a more affordable car to put more money to other debts. But I’ve had some cheaper cars before and a few have been very unreliable, which is one thing when you’re in your teens and early 20s, another when you’re in your 30s and have a wife and kid to drive around (wife has a car too, but you get the idea). I’d hate for maintenance costs to offset the cheaper initial cost. With the fear of maintenance, that brings me to thinking about a new car again, but to be honest I’m pretty set on one of the first two options. Is there one decision that makes sense financially or practically more than the other? Any experiences with those in a similar position before are appreciated.