I keep mulling over film bodies, as if there's nothing out there to satisfy my film shooting cravings, which is dumb. I just need to get something and use it and be somewhat satisfied with it for a while! Easier said than done.
I am considering a rangefinder again, but this time I am not really interested in a fixed-lens, and the options are all rather expensive for my taste. A Voigtlander M-mount rangefinder with an actual rangefinder-viewfinder (as opposed to my previous Bessa-T) has the advantage of newer materials, newer meter, etc. But they are expensive, not to mention the expense of the M-mount lens ecosystem. No matter how old or affordable M or even LTM lenses ought to be, they are always being driven up by Leica shooters who have a lot more disposable cash to burn than I do. In the vein of Leica, none of the Leica bodies really fall into my price range when I consider that I already have a full-fledged FF system camera (the K-1 II). It doesn't make sense to have two expensive systems at this point, I realized that right away when I got the K-1 and that's why I parted with the Bessa-T and 35mm Skopar, which I quite liked. LTM cameras and lenses are a tad cheaper, and I went as far as buying a Leica IIIf from a shop, but I'm returning it for some unlisted issues (don't want to pay separately for a CLA for the dim RF and nonworking slow shutter speeds). A good condition LTM Leica might be a good option still, but they come with the (slight) hassle of no meter, or using a hotshoe meter which I wouldn't be opposed to, but it's another expense. We'd be looking at several hundred minimum for a working body and several hundred more for a 50mm lens, since even the older LTM Leica fifties seem kind of expensive nowadays.
Counterpoint, there are SLRs I could use which would stay within the Pentax lens ecosystem. I do like that. My MX is exhibiting several recurring issues which lead me to think it's not reliable enough to put film into: film often gets stuck on transport, meter seems to work sometimes but not other times, transport lever doesn't reset unless you push it all the way in before cranking it. So, I could get another MX in better shape (a black one would be nice). I have also been looking at the MZ-3 for a lighter, comfortable autofocusing Pentax. But the viewfinders aren't quite as nice on that era of camera. Or, there are M42 mount cameras, some really nice Spotmatic models which would be very fun to use, with the bonus of M42 lenses being adaptible to the K-1 with the Pentax adapter, kind of pricey but not too out there as a one-time purchase. However, Spotmatics really suffer from the age and condition issue which plagues older film cameras at this point. My recent, as well as less recent, forays into Olympus OM cameras reinforced that since each of the ones I tried had issues (I could keep trying with those lovely OM cameras and lenses, but, again, the new system comes with the expense of adding lenses which can't really be used on other systems). M42 bodies do have the advantage, though, of really affordable lenses with some great optics and unique character in many cases.
The very latest thing I started browsing is the Voigtlander Bessaflex TM. A recent film body with the reliable, robust mechanics of the Bessa RF cameras, lightweight, great viewfinder, great meter. They're around $400 for a good condition body, plus there are lenses to buy, but again, they are affordable...