So essentially I'll be on the market for the car in the next weeks before I head back to school for my final semester. I've already accepted my FT offer following my SA program last summer. I won't be in NYC so I'll need to have a car for my commute/weekends.
I'm looking to purchase something for less than $20k, more than likely pre-owned with <45k miles on it-
based on what I've seen on the market, I could pick up an Audi A4 or BMW 320i with about 30k miles for $19k or go with a cheaper option like a Toyota Camry / Ford Fusion / VW Jetta for about $12-14k
Obviously the cheaper models have much less resale value than the Audi's/BMW's
Would appreciate any input anyone has about experiences with those cars or other makes/models to check out while sticking to my budget.