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Heres my situation. I am 20 years old, I drive a '00 civic si, and I goto a community college. I am transfering to Fordham Univ in the Bronx this fall (although im moving over the summer). I will be living in Queens and commuting by car to my school.

I have $3000 in my savings, and I figure I can get about $12-$13k for my car if I traded it in. The I will be working part time until I leave for NYC, so I can save up another $3500 or so. So all in all, I will have enough for this car around the time I move to NYC. The thing is, I am not sure if I should do it. I was thinking about selling my Si, buy a beater car for $1500-2000, then use the rest of the money to help me live (food, rent, entertainment etc). Or maybe I should just keep the Si, and use the rest of the money I save to help me live on.

Im just not sure. Maybe I should wait and see how much financial aid I get, then determine whether or not I should get the SRT-4.....damn, and I dont find out till July. I really want that SRT-4...arrg.
 

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Lol I had the same thought after I posted my topic....I was like "Hell, skipping dinner a few times a week is worth it for an SRT-4" Im in college, this is the time to do that kinda stuff!
 

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dont get too far into debt that you cant afford anything else. there will be other cars that will be faster than the srt-4 to come along soon. (that are affordable)
 

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I say keep your car and your money, and pay for your tuition and living expenses cash with what you save.

I can attest that's it's really great when you graduate, have a good job and don't have any student loan payments sucking all your money. Anyways, if your studies are as busy as mine were, you won't get ooo much time to enjoy your SRT-4 for the next few years.

And BTW, wouldn't it be quicker and more cost-effective to use mass transit to commute in New York?
 

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nice car. are those the only wheels you have?
 

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And BTW, wouldn't it be quicker and more cost-effective to use mass transit to commute in New York?
Yes and no. I will not be going into the "city" which is Manhattan. I am traveling from Queens into the Bronx, so traffic is not as bad. Since im not living super close to the city, using mass transit would require me to take a bus to the subway, the subway across the hudson river into manhattan..then manhattan all the way up to the Bronx. With a car I take the highway across a bridge, and im there. Not to mention the freedom I will have with a car...so I dunno..its a hard decision.

It costs $3 to cross the bridge. $1.50 to ride the subway, and I think its like .75 to ride the bus.
 

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Wow choices....ok keep your car, go to as many parties as you can but keep your grades up. Graduate with a degree, trade in your SI and then get your SRT-4 and make all your older, married, debt-ridden co-workers jealous. Oh your in LA huh? Must be nice to have great weather all year long with all those Cali girls in their thongs.........I have to stop now. Good luck in your schooling and your car decision.
 

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I'm waiting on word for a full-ride scholarship right now. If i get it I definitely won't have the money to buy a new car for the next couple years. If I make it and after I get out, I could afford a much better car while still living large! There's people around here in their late 20's and early 30's (even 50's elsewhere :wink: ) who enjoy a "young" car. But it's all up to you.
 
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