I know this has been mentioned a few times before, but I’d like y’all’s opinions on something I’ve been considering. I have a younger sister who’s turning 15 (and driving age) soon and she needs a car to go to/from school. I’ve been pondering these three options:
- Drive an older 06 Camry my dad has lying around. Not the best option as it has no safety features other than airbags.
- Get a slightly used (<3 years) or CPO vehicle with good crash ratings (Toyota RAV4, CRV, etc preferably SUV). Not best option since I don’t want to finance a used vehicle with high interest. Also, it doesn’t seem much less expensive than option 3.
- Lease a Toyota RAV4, CRV, etc for somewhere <$300/month. Not best option since she’s a new driver and may scuff everything.
What are y’all’s thoughts?