This is such a blessing. My first car as a teenager after shopping patiently for two years, and taking 8 months to complete drivers ed and get my license. We shopped all day long on Memorial day, trying to find good deals and looking in trailer parks on the side of roads, etc. for the perfect car. We wanted something with automatic transmission, high gas mileage, great safety ratings, lots of space inside for skis and family, and under our price range. We left the house with our savings of $3000 looking for something for $2000 so we would have enough money to put work into the vehicle. We were in no rush, setting our hearts on open and looking at places all over the lakes region and down to Concord and back. After giving up from an eventful day, we saw a vehicle across from a stop sign on the way home and my mom recognized the for sale sign in the drivers window. We pulled up to a silver, 2005 Dodge Stratus with less than 104,000 miles on it and a price tag of $2,200. The next day we took the car to the mechanic and discovered it needed over $700 of work. The woman offered the car to us for $1,600. What a great deal. The car books for $5,500 and after doing the brake work and getting used summer tires for it we will own it for probably under $2,500. What a great first car. It's sporty looking, in clean shape, with a 2.7L V6 engine to assure safety and multiple airbags. I am so excited, after the car is registered and installed I hope to be able to drive it, but I'm also waiting to recover from surgery too. It should be fairly good on gas, getting around 26 or 28 mpg. Here's some pics!
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