Okay, so, I'm 17, and back in February my parents and I were looking for a new car for me. I picked out a lot, but my dad was set on a Civic despite my telling him there are nicer models for the same price... but still, I was happy to get any car. So, we go to a dealer and they mention they have a 2008 Civic sedan for $15,000... okay, good price, but I was still against it but my dad just "wanted to get the search over with". So we start making a deal and then the dealer says, oh, whoops, the car is actually $17,500. My dad just wanting to not deal with this anymore, agrees instead of walking away from a ridiculously high price. After taxes and a warranty... the total came to $20,000! Now, I was looking then and I still am now, there are plenty of muuuch nicer and more fuel-efficient cars for an equal or cheaper price, even taking into consideration taxes and a full warranty. My question is... is it worth it to trade this car in and get another, more cost effective car? I know I would lose money on it, but even then I would still be switching to something much more practical. On top of that, this car has had so many issues with the exterior and brakes considering the price paid... and the problems persist. As you can tell, I'm pretty much set on wanting to do this, but is it as practical as I think it is?