I may end up regretting it, but after having to walk to AutoZone, only to find that the tailpipe that they had was only !8"...not nearly long enough, and they didn't know what size of tailpipe is on my car, I extended my walk to the grocery store (where I started out, the day that I learned of the theft). By the time that I got home, I was done in, even though it is a short walk...it's times such as this that I feel my age.
As soon as I got my wind back, I went back to Craig's List, and found this vehicle nearby:
2000 Chevy Blazer 4x4
It's not much, but it certainly beats my old jalopy, and I got it for a couple hundred dollars less than the asking price. It does need some work, so by the time that I get done what needs to be, I'll probably have another $500 into it, but it will certainly beat walking.