I’m not ashamed to confess it: I’m a broke American. After years of wage stagnation and rampant inflation, many people are. Some are experiencing being broke for the primary time in a very long time, perhaps ever. It’s as much as us Outdated Poors to steer New Poors via the gauntlet of gig job apps and paycheck cashing locations to the final word aim of being broke however semi-functional.
Simply since you’re broke doesn’t imply you possibly can’t have a automobile. Removed from it! Most economically depressed locations within the U.S. are closely reliant on this costly mode of personal transportation. My vote for the very best broke particular person automobile is the Pontiac G6, or, when you’re elegant, the Grand Am.
I do know what you’re considering; however Erin, Pontiac hasn’t even existed as a model in 13 years. Absolutely a broke particular person wouldn’t have the ability to even discover such a car, not to mention sustain with repairs. And to that I say, bunk. For I’ve seen the G6 stretched past any sane driver’s limits and nonetheless preserve ticking.
These stalwart autos nonetheless to this present day might be seen traversing each nook of Detroit. It’s virtually the town’s official automobile. Rusted, dented, whining out emissions from the place its catalytic converter as soon as was, the G6 is the final word broke particular person’s automobile as a result of it simply, retains, going. They’ll’t be killed. They’re zombies from a forgotten automaker wandering the streets delivering Uber Eats and dashing to make the subsequent shift. Nothing so fancy and sophisticated because the Pontiac G8 however with barely higher construct high quality than the G5, the Pontiac G6 is a legend to these brief on money however in want of transit.
They might not be a lot by way of automobile enthusiasm, however gosh darn it, I love the Pontiac G6. It’s really the Folks’s Automobile. However there are a whole lot of choices on the market — is it higher to drop what little money you’ve gotten on a bulletproof Toyota Camry or early 2000’s F-150? Or are tremendous low cost and tremendous disposable, like, say, a used Nissan Leaf, the best way to go? Hold forth within the feedback.