Needing a car by next Fall.
November 27, 2011 3:18 PM Subscribe
Hello MetaFilter, I am a marine sciences graduate student in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I will be moving to Morehead City next Fall for the second half of my masters program, and will need a car. I am not sure how I will be able to do this. (more inside)
posted by oceanjesse to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Right now I am putting $500.00 a month into a savings account, and should have $4000.00 saved by April. I don’t know very much about cars, and I am pondering buying a new or certified pre-owned Honda Fit based off of my awful previous experiences with used vehicles. Is it realistic to take out a a 60-month auto loan from a credit union such as SECU? I have a good credit score, last I checked. I will be using this vehicle to drive to school every day from either Beaufort, Morehead City, or Atlantic Beach, plus I will have to drive 3 hours each way to visit my girlfriend on the weekend.
What do you think I should do? What would you do if you were in my position?