Buy a house first. Paying rent is a waste of money. A huge car payment is going to delay buying a house for a long time. You need to save for a down payment right now while rates are still low. Once you get into a house you will know how much extra money you have to spend on a nice car.
Fuel costs are not a major issue since you know what it will cost you. I am much more worried about stuff breaking in 5 years because I don't know how much it will cost me. Some one said they replaced their engine for $25k after a supercharger blew it up.
Last edited by AshyLarryMP; 02-12-2013 at 08:59 PM.