Originally Posted by PatrickY
Sadly, I always have to watch my speed. My mom put a kind of lojack in my car that texts her everytime I exceed 5 mph of the speed limit.
Glad my mom doesn't get a text when I go 5+ over. She'd be calling me about how to turn off this newfangled texting thing.
I'm with the crowd. Keep the V6.
1. It's a sweet setup financially for you.
2. You're not ready for a V8 in a flashy car like that with your driving experience.
3. Insurance is going to screw you until you're 25 if you drive anything you want to drive. I pay about $100 a month at 27 on an '11 R/T classic with a pretty good driving record (a couple of speeding tickets spread out over 10 years). I've no doubt that would be $300 if I were under 25.
4. The car will basically be going to war in the student parking lot, so better it's a car you're not head over heels for. I've had my R/T for about 2 months now (in a student parking lot) and there are 13 small scratches, dents, or other marks on the car that I'm pretty sure weren't there when I picked it up. My old truck accumulated medium sized dents in both bedsides, the front left fender, the front bumper, 4 in the rear bumper, and 5-6 creases in the door area over about 4 years in a student parking lot. I wasn't responsible for any of them. I only witnessed 1. It was spotless when I bought it.
5. The warranty may/will save you money, and for a college student car repairs can mean enrolling for the Spring semester or not. That's not the kind of thing you'll want to deal with the week before finals, right after your girlfriend runs off with that guy in English 101, and your roommate broke your coffee table by riding it down the hill on a dare. I'm not a huge believer in warranties, but if it's the factory warranty and it will get you through most of schooling it's a big plus.