I want a NO-FRILLS car- one without a whole bunch of extra features. I don't want an expensive car. I am looking at used cars. What kind would you recommend?
You don't want a car JG.
$75 - $150 a month for insurance
$1000-$2500 a year for upkeep and maintenance on a used car.
$25-$100 a month for gas - depending on driving
$150-$500 per month for car payment if you get a loan.
Parking costs unless you have access to free parking at all times.
A simple used car will cost you about $200 per month at minimum not counting major repairs, parking tickets, and all the other unexpected costs.