Originally Posted by scott free
$1500 for a car these days, is almost wasted money.
You can get lucky and find a real gem once in a while, but in most instances they're not even worth driving, just a perpetual drag on the pocketbook.
Its usually better to pony up and get something as new and nice as possible.
You can get a year out of a $1500 car if you budget $500 for repairs. She will wind up paying more than that in interest in the first year if she takes out a high interest loan.