SO, I have been saving all my pennies for the past year to buy my very first car. I said it, my very FIRST car. I am 22 and have never owned a car. Yes I know how to drive, and I have my drivers license, I guess I just really never needed one. I got around just fine at school on bikes, and whenever I needed to go home I just got a ride from a friend.I adore my two bikes, a bright red cruiser and a blue road bike. This has kept me in shape, and saved me tons of mula. I highly recommend getting a bike!
It has been a little nicer with Gavin letting me borrow his car. Although, this has meant TOO many trips to the thrift store, I used to bike to the thrift, haha GEEZ its so far away I'm silly.
Anywho, I have a reasonable budget of about 2,500.( I wish I didn't have to buy a car, but I will desperately need one once I move back home, too bad Birmingham has a non existant public transportation system) I envy those of you who live in big cities and can rely on public transit.
Yeah I bet your thinking what the POO is 2,500 going to get you. Well, my friends I have been searching craigslist and kellybluebook high and low like it is my job. And let me tell you, the only things you will find for those prices are SCAMS, and maybe some decent cars with over 100,000 miles and smoke smell or dog pee stains.
So here are my two radical considerations.
Idea #1 Buy an old (but running) VW van
(i found this beauty for 1,500$ I am seriously crazy right)
...but what she could look like
or Idea # 2 Buy a Vespa
(craigslist 1,200$ 60mpg- beauty)
or i could just combine the two ideas... brilliant!
who said this had to be a practical decision...i don't
think you can beat 60 mpg
What was your first car?