What is the big deal about buying a new car? If you are willing to get an inexpensive one and not one that cost $30,000 to $40,000 dollars, and willing to save money for a down payment. The entire reasoning is screwy to me.
I would also have given the 4 cars to the others. It builds good will. I can always buy one but when would I ever have the chance to get a 1 in 4 for a million. Also, the good will might make the difference in me making it to the final 3.