First, I have to save up for it

The problem is my lower income now. If I can only clear $500 per month(that’s pushing it), it will take me 18 months to get a FFEF of $9000. And then another 6 months to buy a $3000 beater. Wow – two years? Not sure this car will LAST two years… I have 221K miles on it now. This will be interesting…