I typically assume any used vehicle I buy will cost me about $1000 in the first month or two on maintenance items like fluid changes, spark plugs, filters, battery, etc. and for any unexpected repairs that crop up. Does this sound reasonable?
I am budgeting $6000 (cash) for a gas efficient sedan for a 55 mile round trip daily commute on congested highways. I have not started looking yet, but I am hopeful I will find something reliable for that amount. I came up with the $6000 figure because my current car was damaged in a traffic accident, and the insurance settlement is $7200
Thanks for any ideas on this