So before I start, im 19 and just about to start college. I have a car that is nickle and diming me to death, and been considering buying a used car for about 8 grand. When school starts I will be making about 650 a month, maybe 700. Is this a dumb decision on my part? Im leaning towards a mini cooper. Parents arnt really giving me any input . They agree I should get rid of my current car though. Id have about 3500 to put down also.