New-car Sticker Price vs. Actual Sale Price? (It's IRS time.)

Yesterday was my time with the tax preparer, who, like Eraser 1998, is an IRS-certified volunteer. My federal, state and city tax liability is such that strong wings are required to carry the payments to their respective coffers. Had I been biting bullets, I’d have gone through them like chewing gum. I’m more resigned today because, no matter, I’m still better off than I would have been had I not won the chariot.

I appreciate the interest and thoughts each of you has expressed.