I've been driving my 2000 Mercury Mountaineer for about.. I'd say four years, which is when I got my license. It's served its purpose well, but now i'm heading off to college which will be 30 minutes away. It's going to be a pain in the ass for gas, so I've been keeping my eyes peeled for something else to drive.
My parents recently found out that one of their close friends had a friend who owned a 1997 Volkswagen Cabrio. It hadn't been driven in 5 years and had been sitting in a pole barn the whole time, but otherwise it's in great condition, and only 500 dollars. We're picking it up within the next couple of days and my dad will work on it. He's been a mechanic for practically his whole life so it shouldn't even be a problem. Although, I will now have to learn stick shift. It shouldn't be too hard, right? Right?