Long story short, current car: Saturn ion 2006 255k , blown gasket from stupid driving and skrts. To lazy, and to close to the grave to put more money into the car.
I’m looking for a new car, 2 requirements
- AWD or 4 wheel
- Something I can put decent amount of miles on without killing the price.
I was looking at a Chevy equinox 2007 SUV 20ish mpgh for winter, delivery car and kinda a daily drive. I saw one listed on cargurus for $1,900 asking price. As I do have a lot of money saved but I always feel like instead of 10-20k car with high insurance for being 19, I should be buying gold, silver, bonds or etfs rather then something that depreciates.
However this nice car, was in a accident few bumps and such, don’t care about physical aspect one bit, as long as it looks decent. But it has 205k miles on it, and having the Saturn easily surpass 255k , I’m in a gamblers fallacy that if one car can do it why can’t I do it to another car and only spend $500-800 killing the value.
I would also get a $100 head to toe inspection on the car before purchasing.
Otherwise I was looking at a Subaru Forester https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/viewDetailsFilterViewInventoryListing.action?entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity=d374&distance=50&zip=55304&sourceContext=RecentSearches_true_0#listing=249911662
155k for $5,500 but also almost 3x the price for 45k less miles.