I went to the local dealership to look at a used tractor. We needed another because our large tractor decided to blow a big ol' hole in the side of the block, and the small loader tractor isn't a good hay tractor. The used Deere was almost 9k and it's 25 years old. I remarked to the owner that I'd really like a brand new tractor, but 26k really wasn't in the budget right now. Well, he showed me a brand new plain-jane Massey 481 (70hp) for 18k. Interest rate something like 5.4 for 72 months. Guess what I got?? Yup, the new one!! It will be so nice not to have to worry about breakdowns or new tires or repair bills for several years. But I still kept muttering on the way out the door "I didn't intend to buy a NEW tractor..." I have a big grin on my face just thinking about it!!