1. $4000 or lower
As you can see, my list of demands weren't too steep, and the car that I bought was a Black, 1997 Acura Integra, and the best part of the whole deal was that it only cost me $3000, and we bought it directly from our mechanic, who we know and trust. I fell in love with my new baby, and so we had to name it. Kyle's father Troy, came up with the ingenious name of "The Black Pearl", "Pearl" for short. This car is my pride and joy. When I left this summer for a month, I couldn't wait to get home and just drive her. Although she needs to be whipped into submission sometimes by means of repairs and maintenance, she has been a great first car.
So I've made a little "memoir" of her :)
- When I first got her
anyone notice something missing? oh yeah, the ENTIRE SUNROOF.
I was driving home from St. Augustine this previous Sunday, when it sounded like my sunroof had gone back. So I pulled off a few exits later looking to just push it back in place, and oh wait, there was nothing to push back. So I took it to our handy mechanic who gave me an estimate of $456, and that's with a used part. You see, no one will sell you just the window, they will only sell you the whole mechanism, but luckily, our mechanic is one handy man. He told us to just cut some plexy-glass and glue it in with window glue for Under $100!
Even though this could not have come at a more inconvenient time, and I really can't afford to put down almost $500 on a window, the Lord is still good. Blessing me with a less expensive alternative and people around me to help.
Just goes to show, that you can always find the "silver lining".