I'm 17 and live in Florida... getting my license soon and I will be driving my father's '99 crown vic LX (She's a beauty) as much as I love this car, I am wanting a 4x4 for my first vehicle because I already know that I'm going to wanna go trail riding with the bro's, also so can tote a toy around if I decide to get one down the line... my limit is around $4500-5 and no my father is not buying it for me, I am going to be working full time over the summer @ $10/hr at a tire shop in town.
Some trucks I've been looking at
d21 hardbody toyota
I am not looking for something with a massive ass engine though I love me a nice V8, I'm young and don't wanna have to pay $150 for gas everyweek... I work on vehicles alot so I mean, I'm not clueless to maintenance and light repairs, I also depending on the timeframe have access to a lift. I am looking for something around the 4.7L< engine size. I have been searching craigslist for months looking to see whats readily available in my area. If you guys have any ideas I may have over looked please let me know, it'll be a few months but I wanna buy my own vehicle so I don't have to drive my dad's car and constantly worry about getting into an accident with such a beautiful car.