Maybe I misspoke,
Not quite a $2400 junker but buying used 5-7 years with low miles 25-35k has always saved me about half the sticker price of new. Add to that free service, oil, breaks everything to 5 yers 50k and then a car that needs no real repairs till around 125k and I feel it is a win win! Nothing worse than car headaches imop. I am only so mechanically inclined "breaks,suspension,fluids" i got but after i am up shit creek. Driving a junker does not make much sense for me as I can't fix the dam thing when it breaks.