Hey, I’m 15, and get my permit soon. This summer (In about a month) I will start looking for a part time job. I am hoping to save every penny of what I earn. After doing the math on a calculator, and figuring out how many hours and days a week I could work as part time, at minimum wage, saving every penny will get me about $1700 in 3 mo. For $1500 I saw a 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible. It has 230,000 miles on the dash, but the engine was replaced 150,000 miles ago, along with the transmission, struts, brake calipers, brakes, axles, and even has an upgraded stereo. On the listing it also states that the hood and bumper were also replaced, why, I dont know… and need to be repainted. Doing the math, if the car is still for sale by the end of the summer, I could purchase the car, and hold off on having to get repainted until I can gather the money to do that. I also like that it is a 4-seater convertible, not just a two-seater. The car was upgraded to an automatic transmission which is a plus for me, being that I suck at manual. It seems to fit all my wants and needs. I know that in a rollover crash, convertibles are not safe, but I would rarely drive on a freeway, and I am unlike other teens. I don’t race, do burnouts, etc. I just do thinks more maturely. Do you believe it is a good deal? My dad has also told me he would put me on his insurance policy, therfore I don’t have to pay insurance for a while.
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Is a 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible a good first car?
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