I bought a 1995 Toyota Camry last night for $3,000. Straight, really clean, and the guy knows exactly what work has been done to it over that last 10 years or so. Yes, high miles at 176,000, but it is perfect for what my needs are right now. I am okay with that kind of miles on a Honda or Toyota. He even said to call him next time it needs some work, as he has done all the work on it himself and knows under the hood like the back of his hand.
The only drawback is it is very basic. Only thing power on it is the windows and locks. I have to use a key to open the door! A few quirks, obviously, on a car that old, but it drives great and again, straight and clean! Obviously not a current body style, but not really old style, either. I don't feel like I am driving a car from my highschool days.
So, the other car is for sale so we can both get our money back out of it. (That whole conversation is a story all by itself)
Seller claims the Toyota gets 28 to 30 mpg, but I would be thrilled with 25. I haven't looked it up yet.
Tickled to death. Yea, could have spent the entire $6,000 and got something nicer, but having some wiggle room in my finances feels really good right now. Unsure about paying off transmission loan. Might pay half of it now???? Still have crazy high $14,000 in CC debt and I think $900 in medical bills. I have to crunch some numbers first.
Baby steps towards being debt free!