RocketsDWM wrote:Buy a used Jeep. Jeeps are reliable and they can be serviceable for awhile. My first car was given to me (more of a rental and it looked like a World War II tank - couldnt go over 45 mph). The second car I bought for about 7,000 at a Jeep place - it was a great buy. I have had it for four years now ( I think it was a 96 Jeep)
a Jeep Wrangler maybe, Cherokees or Grand Cherokees are pretty much garbage. for a first car I would look for a Toyota or Honda as others have said, also Subaru makes very reliable cars. Toyotas hold their value very well so if you're looking for a small pickup like a Tacoma you'll have to spend a bit of money, but they are well worth it. Personally I would recommend a Tacoma if you can afford it. If you are looking for a small car I would say look at an Accord or Civic...very good cars. Or if you can find someone who has a well taken care of older Subaru, like 88-90, those are really good cars.