I had a car in college for a year (I was 23) and all I did were oil changes and paid for my gas. It was still my parents car so they'd do the big stuff. They'd tell me to bring it home so they could get the tuneups etc. I didn't really work that year, just some stupid part times here and there so I didn't have money for all that. It was just a year though, then when I started working I paid for everything.

Personally I think the focus of a college student should be school so I wouldn't expect him/her to take care of a car like that. Also, if you live on campus having a car is really a treat. I got one the last year of college as a reward. If I had one earlier(like my brother did) I would expect to pay more for it but realistically kids usually don't.

Last edited by Josephine; 11-19-2012 at 11:56 AM.