ah jumping ship huh.....can't blame ya. Got a good head on your shoulders, and your plan isnt backwards. Just dont buy a car/truck under $1,000. Either it has no engine or engine will go out soon. I've had 2 cras in my past I paid $500 for each. Both cars lasted few months, and both had cracked engine heads. Jeep is a good one..paid $3,500 for mine. Stay away from Daewoo.