Hey, All! I have a little pickle that I'm hoping to get some advice on if any of you have a second. My car is sick! I went to turn it on to go to work for the night shift last night, and all I got out of it was a labored, grinding sound. We've already determined its something to do with the starter, but needless to say its not going to be going anywhere anytime soon unless I get it towed to a shop. This car is a 1991, so its getting to where things are wearing out all over the place. Both my driver side handle and passenger side handle are broken, so I have to crawl in through the back to get into the drivers seat. The tires are completely bald, so I will atleast have to buy 2 new ones before the first snow. The long and short of it is that this starter problem is one in a long line of problems. The reason I've been keeping the car around is because I don't have to make payments on it every month, which has saved me a huge amount of money. Anyway, I'm toying with the idea of getting a "new" car (college-student-affordable- new, that is ) but I'm having a slight money problem. My dad lent me tuition money for this semester so that I wouldn't have to drop out or take a loan out. I have been saving up so that I can pay him back in one lump sum, upon his request. He knows about the car problems, and told me to do whatever. So here's my question: Do I use my loan money to buy a "new" car, or should I pay to get the old one fixed and save the remainder of my money to give to my dad? Regardless of the choice, I still need to have a car as it is vital to getting to my classes and to work. Any advice is welcome! Thanks guys!