Doesn’t it feel good to save money?
You have done your homework and come home with the car that you really wanted, and paid less. That is a win-win scenario.
Maintain the vehicle well and over the long term, the savings of the used car come out as an advantage. There’s less money required for a down payment. Maybe the contract can get paid off faster. Maybe you took in a huge savings from the monthly payment. You earned that vehicle. You saved thousands of dollars. Invest it. Enjoy it.