My name is Cody. My car, an 05 Chevy Classic, has recently broke down and I cannot afford to fix it. The fuel pump is going out, the transmission slips when trying to put it into drive, the engine is misfiring, the sparks need replaced, and the belt is getting worn. I have just began a full time job at the City of Wichita and I am having a hard time finding rides to get to work and back home. I also drive my girlfriend to work and help her pay the monthly payments for college tuition for a teaching degree. She and I live together in a small studio apartment but she doesn’t have a vehicle or a drivers license. We have both missed work last week and if I miss much more on my jobs probation period they will let me go an we will lose the apartment and she will no longer be able to attend school. I have looked into getting my car repaired but it would cost over 3000$ and we have no money to put towards it. I have looked into getting a car loan from a credit union but I can’t get a loan due to the fact that I don’t have much credit history. I’ve tried finding someone that could cosign for the loan but my parents feel that they aren’t financially stable enough because they are trying to pay off a mortgage as well as car payments for my little brother’s car, a 95 taurus, and my dads car, an xg 350. I have looked around some dealerships in the area and have found a few cars that seemed reliable but they all were 5000$ if not more. I am asking for $3000 to $6000 dollars to get a used car.