Seems like a no-brainer to me but I'm interested to hear other perspectives. My car will get me to the store and back provided I don't run the air conditioner. It's basically worn out. I got over five years out of it, so for $3,500 I'm calling it good. Another car would be nice, but then so would another amp, and I can't have both. It'd be nice to have reliable wheels, but my wife does and we're still on speaking terms. The problem is she doesn't have any amps. I've been looking at a few, any of which I'd love to have: a couple of Landrys, a Ceriatone and a PWE. The points in favor of a new car are I can get around when I need to if my wife's not home. The points in favor of a new amp are too many to list. So it's a toss-up. The only downside to a new amp is that once my wife finds out we won't be on speaking terms anymore and then I won't be able to use her car. But, on further reflection, if she cops an attitude then she can't use my amp. So there! BTW for you wags who suggest "Get a Carr amp" they just don't have enough "horsepower" for me.