So I'm 16, with my permit, and I've been holding a bargain with my parents that if I can buy my own car (not use theirs), they'll let me get my license. I've been looking at used cars, and they are usually really expensive (most of them are 20,000 plus!) AND they have a lot of mileage on them- with the price that you get for a used car, why not just buy a new one? Anyways, I have a friend whose sister got her first used car around 1999 for $1,500. I have that much saved up, but I'm still not sure whats the good amount of money to spend on a used car. And even though its used, I'd expect a working air conditioner and radio, lol =)
By the way, I live in Brooklyn if that helps?