Shoulda, coulda, woulda..
I agree w/ above that stated if you're really interested then put your 2LT for sale by owner only, buy a beater (though anymore it takes $2-3k min for a beater), and save up. Don't sell your 2LT until you can get the price you want since you're not in a hurry. Good luck!
I don't know about CA, but pp tax & insurance could also save almost $1k per year also.