Suggestions for a first car?

Asked by Jun 16, 2015 at 06:37 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm looking to buy my first car soon, and I'm not sure about which make and model I
should be looking at. I have a budget of $1000 to just about $2500. I'm 6 feet tall, so I
can't drive a tiny car. I'll be using the car to commute to and from college (just about 50
miles each way), so a reliable engine is VERY important because I'll be putting a decent
amount of miles on the car. I'd prefer a car that's on the sturdy side, considering the fact
that I live in New England, and winters up here are BRUTAL. Any suggestions would be
greatly appreciated! :)

P.s- I don't mind the idea of driving a clunker, but a nice-looking car would be nice!

1 Answer


Why not try getting a good truck with 4X4 for the bad weather. There should be plenty of older Chevys and Fords out there right in your price range.

Your Answer:

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing


Shopping & Pricing Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.