Trying to Figure out if I Can Afford a Better Car

Trying to figure out if I can afford a better car, by which I mostly mean a car that is not going to cold and damp in the winter. I have a little MG Midget now, which I got because it was summer time and I was living in Georgia at the time. It was okay in the sun, but now I am up in Greenville, SC and the altitude makes it a lot cooler up here. I can get a loand from a place like the cash advance loans provider, but the terms that they offer are far from ideal. In fact I would like to be able to save up enough money to pay cash for like half of the car that I buy. I am thinking that I would like to find something that got about fifty miles per gallon to tell the truth. It is not that easy to find something which does close to that.

I used to know a guy who hada diesel VW Rabbit. It was able to get 50 miles per gallon according to what he told me.That was a good long time ago. In fact I sort of wonder if that car would have been safe in highway collisions. It was pretty tiny and did not seem as though it would have offered a lot of resistance to another vehicle in a crash. At least when I rode in it was a bit of that feeling. Obviously I have the same sort of car now. In fact it is hard to understand why this thing does not get a lot better gas mileage. It is supposed to be a sports car obviously, but it is not all that fast and it is tiny, but it does not get really great mileage.