Originally Posted by Grover
You live downtown Milwaukee right?
In that case, I'd suggest a very used, typical college kid car. The MSOE parking areas are patrolled by lazy rentacops. Hell, my POS 1987 Escort got busted into, along with 5 other cars in a row, on one night. A buddy of mine got his car broken into so they could steal a freakin' CB! If your vehicle stands out as new, it's prime for getting busted into.
Unless you are really close to graduation and parking in a secure lot, I'd get a late 90s car or truck.
Most of the time I'm in Milwaukee, yes.
My 5er is the very used car...
I don't know where you guys parked in your day, student lot has changed since last year so I'd imagine it might have been different for you guys. Student lot now is very low key ground parking under another level at the Schlitz Park hospital area so we have TWO sets of two and a halfs patrolling the area.
If it were me I'd probably be selling the 5er and buying a used pickup outright, I know even the older tacos have like zero problems and I'm not afraid of doing any work that pops up... unless it's something time consuming as is right now with my 5, going to check it out later today or tomorrow finally and see what all needs replacing.
My ma though is totally against anything used really and it's impossible to change her mind about that at all, she likes her warranties and zero doubts and for that I don't know if I can blame her.
Anyway I'm going to be driving anything that strikes my fancy between now and whenever we might be buying, which would probably be within a couple months or so. Trying to decide whether I should just get a basic pickup which strikes my fancy but will be pretty much zero fun on the road (not something I'm totally against) or get something car-like (thinking in terms of wagons and things with hatches) with a little more fun and think about a trailer in the future?
The taco has the reliability, I'll have no urges to autoX it, track it, or mod it, or even speed in it, and I can start a collection of door dings without even batting an eye. I really like the idea of a vehicle I can just drive, maintain, and love for what it is.
On the other hand, I'm off to the Subaru stealer to drive a WRX wagon.