Okay well i have around $17k from saving up since i was 13 and now im 17. Getting my lisence soon and i want a nice car for working week after week for 4 years straight. Im looking at a Lexus Es300 (years 01 and under). Lexus has its reliablity and its a luxury car. Insurance will be around 110$ a month. It has some flaws like paying for Super gas, OEM parts are REALLY high for a lexus. Or a Mustang convertible (years 04 and under). For one - its a mustang. Two - its a convertible. Takes regular gas. Insurance will be around 200$ a month. Im not sure about how much OEM parts are for the car. Could someone tell me? I work as a Nurses Aid and i make 11/hr so i can handle the prices. Which would you get?