Used car shopping for dummies
July 26, 2007 9:40 PM Subscribe
Advice for a 17 year old, buying her first car. $4,000 budget.
posted by B(oYo)BIES to travel & transportation (51 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
What advice would you give a 17 year old getting ready to purchase her first car. She has about $4,000 to spend. She wants to get a car that fits her style, but she is still trying to make sure she gets reliable car. She will most likely get a Carfax subscription and will do most of the hunting through autotrader
Here are a few of the cars that have peaked her interest as of yet:
93 Honda civic with body kit
1994 Jeep Wrangler
'98 or newer VW Bettle (Bug)
'98 or newer Mustang
Questions for you:
What general advice would you give an 17 year old try to purchase her first vehicle?
What questions would you ask the car owner?
What cars do you find to be the most reliable for the amount of money that she has to spend?
What should she avoid all together, and why?
Other information about the subject:
She is in Phoenix, AZ.
There is no co-signer/finance options.