Originally Posted by Frank N Steins_Gate
Tried that and got fucked over every time. My wife wants to go through a dealership.
You can still find good used cars at a dealership. I mean crap, people trade cars in all the time. Failing that don't you know anyone who knows a mechanic that can help you find something, or maybe if you do fine a good used car can check it out for you.
Buying brand new is expensive but Bacon is right, beaters are everywhere and it would also benefit your wife if you had transportation.