The success of the Cash For Clunkers program was rooted in America's thriftiness with car purchases. Are you so protective of your hard-earned change? What's the most you'll spend on a car?

In terms of purchasing cars we're rather frugal, with few of us ever deigning to outright buy a new car despite incentives. When Wojdyla snagged his Jaguar XJR he more than doubled the amount we paid for our Volvo 245 though managed to still spend less than $10K. No, the money we spend on cars has everything to do with keeping them in great running condition. And there, unfortunately, we don't seem to reach a limit.

How about you? What's the most you've paid? What's the most you will pay?

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