So I have been very very busy and down on my luck lately. I had some unfortunate events happen and am in need of a new car for college. I go to school in Michigan, but am from Nebraska, so whatever I could possibly get needs to be reliable enough to get me home and back at least 4 times a year. And it also has to be able to handle the worst of Michigan winters, which I found out last year is much easier said than done.

Here’s the really hard part. My car wasn’t paid off yet, and with it’s value now, it would just barely cover the rest of the payments and loan to pay it off. The issue is, I practically have a budget of $0 for a car I need at least by Christmas. I know that sounds like it’s a long way away, but I know it’s coming fast.

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I’m in the process of trying to get as much as I can from my insurance claim, so it helps me financially. Being a college student, I don’t really have a lot of cash to burn as of now, if ever really.

Realistically, I can grind it out and wait a long time (like a long time) and save up to get a car for more than dirt cheap. Or I can (and kind of have) get an idea of what I would need, and look for the best deals.
Here are some I’ve looked at so far. I so far have been looking in Nebraska to avoid the stupid curse that is rust, but I’m open to look in Michigan too.

Does it look like I’m looking for the right things? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks, and hope everyone has a good night.

Night Oppo.