Calling all sharenators!

I am 17. I live in the USA. and, I do not have a car. and that is where sharenator comes in. Can anyone shoot me some advice? My spending limit is 3000 dollars, Looks and insurance costs are the biggest concerns, with gas mileage being a close third. performance doesn't matter, it would just be a fringe benefit. Please give me some advice on where to look, what kind of car, and why it is the best.

Presently I am driving a 2001 Ford E-150 Conversion Van. It belongs to the family.

This is not it, but it gives you an idea.
2002 ford e 150 custom van 3800 belton 10411286

I would like to be driving something else. preferably not a truck or suv.

I am looking at a 2000 Buick lesabre
2000buicklesabre1385 300x189 - calling all sharenators!

Or an 8th generation buick Riviera.
1995buickriviera1335 300x189 - calling all sharenators!

Any input would be appreciated. thanks.

  • wolfman
  • December 29, 2011, 2:07 am
You might be interested


Reply Attach
  • 4

    First thing you have to do is throw "looks" out the window. For a 17 year old with $3000, performance would be most important.

    I would recommend getting something like a ford taurus, simply because they perform well, look decent, have reasonable gas mileage, and are cheap. Also, since the model is so popular repairs (which are inevitable) are cheaper relative to other cars.

    Considering how he said performance doesn't matter at all, why have you taken it upon yourself to find a car that you chose only due to performance?
    - TryThat December 29, 2011, 7:39 am
    and they hold up pretty well when you wreck em. i did that three times to the same taurus before i totaled it.
    - exile December 29, 2011, 10:14 am
    I explained why in the first sentence. Looks are one of the least important things when you are 17 years old looking to buy your first car (it is HIS first car, the van belongs to the family).
    The most important thing should ALWAYS be performance.

    I'm simply trying to offer some personal advice.
    - drakengard85 December 29, 2011, 10:14 pm
    Why is performance the best thing? If anything, reliability should be, not performance because the better the performance, the more he will have to spend on insurance and then the more he will be likely to crash aswell. I would much rather have a car that looks good but have to pay little insurance and have a smaller chance of crashing it than have a fast car & have massive insurance & a larger chance of crashing.
    - TryThat December 30, 2011, 8:59 am
    I apologize, I did a poor job of explaining, I was referring to performance and reliability as the same thing,
    - drakengard85 December 31, 2011, 3:46 am
    Oh ok well that makes more sense.
    - TryThat December 31, 2011, 7:00 am
  • 3

    You should get a buggy

    • Neffels
    • December 29, 2011, 6:19 am
    i second that
    - sessyann December 30, 2011, 2:19 am
  • 2

    mid 90s subaru, lots of companies make parts thus low costs, good on gas and great on performance, plus reliable in snow and dirt

  • 2

    when ur 17 you can forget about getting a nice looking car. Dunno about america, but in england when there's an 18 year old man looking for a car their insurance costs are often the same as or higher than the cost of the car!! so just get something thats cheap, but can do the job well.

  • 2

    get something cheap so it's easier to save to get what you want. i got my first car(truck-S10) at 15 for 500 bucks, lasted me from 195k miles to 415k before the tranny gave out. cheap car that lasts forever gave me enough to buy and fix my '63 impala by the time i turned 18. give it a few years of everything with some more saving and the lambo is all yours.(figuratively)

    • December 29, 2011, 10:21 am
  • 2

    Move to New York City. You'll never need a car there.

    • Ertrov
    • December 30, 2011, 2:15 am
  • 1

    2000 buick lesabre

    • Zayne32
    • December 29, 2011, 2:41 am
  • 1

    Why would you want a buick?

    • BEASTY
    • December 29, 2011, 2:50 am
Related Posts