I'm going to be going to grad school next year and am aplying to universities in bicycle friendly towns. The University of Oregon in Eugene looks really good. When I first got to college my dad bought me a used Xterra. The only reason I can't sell it now is because he is currently paying my way through college and selling it would be rude. Well, for grad school I'm paying for everything. So I was thinking, if I live in a nice city I could sell my car and use the money for a down payment on a condo. Think this would be a good idea? Instead of loosing money every year I'll be gaining money by investing in a condo (and not paying rent which I'll never get back). The only problem is that I hit a deer with the Xterra and it got some body damage which will definately take it's value down even though it works perfectly. What do ya'll think?