It's done. Over. Finished.
I bought a car on Sunday, took it home yesterday, and it's sitting in my driveway today. Say hello to the single largest purchase I have ever made:
Ford Focus ST. Once I get over the shock of how much money I am spending I will give a full review/impression of the vehicle but for now I will simply say that I am thrilled.
In my search I went to dozens of dealers, 10 different manufacturers of vehicles, created an hour radius search zone, and yet the vehicle I liked the most and ended up going with was less than 5 miles away. I negotiated hard and got a better price than I should have (truecar, kbb, and 2 other Ford dealers can go kick rocks) but this dealership had my business with my lease and wanted to keep my business. Things are looking up with this beauty (I think it's stunning).