Re: How much should I spend on my first car
Good advise from Richard.
Also, remember to add in the cost of somewhere to park the thing, where I live that could be CHF 120/month.
Before you buy, figure how much it will cost you per year and how much Mobility, taxi, train, hire car you could have for those money.
If you still want a car (there can be good & valid reasons), buy something slightly dull and possibly japanese (Toyota Corolla springs to mind), as they are likely to give you many years of trouble-free driving even at CHF 5000.-
The advantage is that it is cheap to insure, and you could even decide to drom fully comp insurance.
The best car I have had was a Honda that had done 220000km - when I got it!
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