Well, I have been doing some thinking.
I am coming into some $$ in early December, and I own a 2015 Camaro purchased in August (aka "Cheri") that now has 2685 miles on her.
After checking with my dealer and finding the only winter tires available are some General All-Weather tires for about $750 but they don't even stock "steelie" rims there in the 19" size my ride needs.
So, I've been doing some shopping for a "Winter Beater" (possibly 4WD) which would be a winter ride when snow and such crud are on the road, and also would do double duty as a second car for my spouse once she earns her drivers' license (she's in her fifties, like me, but never had a license).
I found one (well, I made arrangements to put a deposit down with the seller in about two weeks if he doesn't sell it first) and he'd be fine with me buying it cash in early December when I have my cash.
It's a nice little used 2006 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Wagon/mini SUV in such good trim (and just over 100K miles on it) that it's hard to call it a "beater". Test-drove it today and my wife LOVED it and said she'd be as pleased as punch to drive it as her first car when I'm not using it in bad weather (or to haul stuff home from Home Depot with the rear seat folded down). It's sort of a case of deja vu' for me, since it's the same color as my old 2006 Sube Impreza sedan, and even has the same interior color and look.
Looking forward to picking this up in December and posting pictures of it next to or nose-to-nose with its Camaro sibling. Sort of an "odd couple" of cars, but one I hope will treat me well. Wish me luck!