Just curious about what y'all think about bringing a car on campus. I have a 87 Fiero GT w/ 175,000 miles and I would love to bring it with me to the University of Alabama. What are the pros and cons or your experiences with it?
This came up a couple of years ago. The consensus on that thread was it's OK to have a car on campus, but not a Fiero. They do not sit well, and demand too much attention. So get something less than 10 years old with good gas mileage and save your spare time for Studies, Women, and Football in that order....(they all are very hard subjects).
A Fiero does require some maintenance and in your freshman year, you will have a lot of school work to do taking up most of your time. I had a job during my years of college ( I was paying for my education costs) and I was told that it would cost me a grade point because of my time working. I had two jobs in the summer, that money went to a mechanic to repair my 59 Plymouth ( a transmission and engine overhaul, a carburetor rebuild etc). I was commuting to the campus and needed a car also.
At least with a Fiero, you can not load up the car with lots of buddies to go "cruising".
I think this car may be a distraction to you. You need focus. An old car is not what you should be focusing on. Studies are most important. When, and I say when it goes down, I think it would be a bad deal for you.
Leave the car at home until your junior year. If you reside in a dorm on campus they most likely have a shuttle bus to shopping. Worry about grades not about where you parked and who might be snapping your mirrors off or braking the glass.