I’m looking for a used car! No, even with all of the problems with the Focus, (which I’ve since named Sanchez, since the car was made in Mexico and now I can make all sorts of “Dirty Sanchez” jokes) I am not thinking of replacing it for a used car. I’m actually looking for an old manual car so that I can get better with an MT before I get a real car. I figure, why not spend upwards of $2,000 on a used car, practice driving a manual, then sell it off for upwards of $1,500 rather than spending $1,200 on clutch replacement for a new car? There is a parking lot a block away from my apartment where I can get a space for only $50/month. I will put the least amount of insurance on it, so it shouldn’t be too expensive of a proposition.
Here are the cars I’ve shown an interest in so far: