So last year, my dad went out and bought me a 1993 Mercuri Capri for $1500. He didn't really inspect it before buying it. He kind of just bought it and took a risk, which was not the smartest thing to do when buying cars. It turned out to be a piece of crap and we scrapped it and got about $300 for it. Then my dad went to Florida
and bought a 1996 rust-free Camaro convertible for $2700. He then drove it all the way back to Ohio which is where we live. Again, my dad just bought it without inspecting it and thought it would be fine. We spent over $2000 fixing it up, and now after having it for two months, the engine blew so it needs a new engine now... To buy and put in a new one would cost at least another $2000. It has approximately 135,000 miles on it, but like I said, it is also rust-free. Since we are tight on money, we are looking for different alternatives. I just found out that a kid that I work with drives a 1998 Mustang
convertible. It has approximately 120,000 miles on it, but still runs great. Today, me and my mom(without my dad) went and inspected the car. It is an Ohio car, so it does have rust on it unlike the Camaro. They want $3000 for it, but the lowest they would go would be $2700. We don't know what we should do since we are tight on money... We are also paranoid that if we bought the Mustang that it would have problems as well since we have been having bad luck so far(even though it's been my dad's fault for the other cars). What do you think we should do? Fix the Camaro? Or sell the Camaro for whatever we can get and buy the Mustang? Or anything else that you can think of? I'm really into 4 seater sports cars especially if they are convertibles. Also, nothing over $5000. Even that is a lot of money for us right now.