In other news, we test-drove a car yesterday. The friendly but down-on-his-luck seller it didn't have his shop open when we went by at lunchtime to pick it up, so we're still looking.
We're looking for a used automatic transmission car that:
- is reasonably reliable (most of my driving will be carpooling to/from my neighborhood elementary school and running local errands),
- has a clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report,
- will pass state inspection, and
- is around $1000.
A seller within a few miles of the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and George Bush Turnpike is preferable.