Ok, so here is the deal. I am a senior in high school and I'm getting ready to start working during the summer. I will be attending college here and still living with my parents. My current car is totally paid off by my mom and has been for a couple years now. Because I will be living at home, with no expenses, and will have a job, I want to start a little credit under my name and I also want to buy a new for me used car. The problem is, getting my mom to understand that I want to do this because Id like to get some weight under my name and start becoming an adult as well. I've had my car since I was a sophomore in high school but we've owned the car since I was in the eighth grade. It's a 2002 mustang 6cylinder coupe. How do I approach my mom in the most POLITE and the most thankful way possible?