For the next year and a half a reliable form of transportation is like my books--it's a necessity for the nursing program for clinical. I think we're just afraid that say in six months there's major issues (from the crazy harsh winter) and we'll be stuck since we had already determined how much we could get for loans for the school year.
I think we feel like we're in a gamble:
We DO NOT want to get a new car (seriously, save me the hassle) but we're afraid of being high and dry if the unexpected happens.
Would we have other options for the latter? Would you take the chance?