Many, many college students drive cars that look like they’re falling down and about to come apart. In a way that’s expected, because college students don’t have much money. Still, just because you’re not rich doesn’t mean you have to drive old cars that are complete junkers.
You don’t have to be stuck with a junk car the entire time you’re in college. Take a look around and consider trading up. Just be sure to do it carefully, because college students don’t usually have a lot to spend, but many people like to offer them credit. Just because it’s offered, doesn’t mean it’s a good deal.
If you do get something better, that could leave you with one or more junk cars that you’ll need to get rid of. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of places that take old cars and dispose of them. Some of them even pay for scrap metal, so be sure to check around and get the best deal.
Overall, there’s nothing wrong with driving an older car. You don’t have to make payments, and your license tags and insurance are often less. Still, older cars can break down, and often don’t look or drive as nicely as newer options.