Should I do it, which makes no financial sense but is exciting, or invest the money and keep driving the 2012 Subaru Outback, which is much more sensible but incredibly boring? Or some other option I am not thinking about?
I think you already answered your own question.
Fleeting and Exciting is just that, the high of the purchase will end and might turn into buyers remorse or worse.
I can only say a well laid out plan is usually much better than jumping in blind. I don't know your situation but I can only comment on my own which has been a 10 year plan to obtain the setup that I desire to enjoy eventually on a low fixed income in the future. Rash decisions in the past led me to living in a car for 6 months, I know from my experience I'd never want to be there again. The RV lifestyle is my end goal. This time I plan on doing it right. My vote is the boring way isn't always so boring. As the plan comes together it is actually quite exciting year after year...and when the final goal is in sight, now that's really exciting...
Good Luck with your decisions.
Edited by knoxswift, 05 September 2018 - 04:08 PM.