- Apr 28, 2003
- Katy, Texas
... I'm keeping the Jeep. I test drove a few cars but then I got back into my Jeep and just fell right back in love with the slow, noisy thing. Yes, it gets bad gas mileage. Yes, it needs some work and its an 11 year old vehicle but... $60 a month for gas on Jeep + $0 Car payment vs. $35 a month for gas on like a Toyota Solara + $370-400 car payment Where are the savings? Yes, the Jeep has a value of around $4500 and it needs around $200 of suspension work and I might spend $600 to fix all the dents and scratchs/rusting, but at the end of the month, I won't have a car payment. I can take that money and invest it so when I graduate in two years, I can buy a house or what not. All in all, thanks for all the advice ya'll have given to me about the cars I was curious about... right now, I'm happy with my 11.5mpg (not after i change the O2 sensor) 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.