Originally Posted by rspassey
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I agree about the gas deal - It'd be different if I had the cash to throw around; but at the moment I do not. I'll definately look at something a lot less luxurious and around the 2000 models. I'll have to ask my grandparents about their taurus - I think it's a 2001, and maybe they'd be interested in selling it to me.
I'm going to keep my eyes open, and I'm definately a few months away, at the least, from comitting to anything. If driving with my friends didn't scare the crap out of me, I wouldn't even buy a car and just borrow my parents when possible. I'll see come december / january time period how much money I have saved.
A lot of people won't consider it, but would purchasing a motorcycle work for you for the next few months? Your region of the country is relatively warm, so the winter weather would likely not cause a huge problem for you.
Just a thought.