The entire space program cost the taxpayers each about $0.50 a day. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that is expensive.
Why not just rent a car for the occasion, should be much cheaper than buying a second car.
I still see a lot of GM cars and trucks from the 80s' on the roads and in decent shape. Most American made products actually last a long time.
On the other hand, Chinese made stuff is not always very long lasting and usually poor quality, but it is very cheap.
Soviet made products, electronics and cars, did not have a good reputation in Easter Europe in the past.
Quantity is no substitute for quality, but its the only one we've got.