If you do buy it, you can't go too wrong for $2500 and it still runs. Being a second car how often will you use it and how mch mileage will you actually be putting on it. I have never owned a mini-van but I do like driving them.
I really want to buy a car out of the Carvana vending machine. I saw the one in Las Vegas yesterday for the first time.
Sounds like a reasonable plan. Very kind of you to buy a vehicle specifically to help out your brother. As long as you are prepared for the possibility of a $2500 loss go for it. I just bought a used car for wife’s daughter. It was a ‘steal’ at $13k. A BMW, blah blah blah. Already around $3k in repairs...... I always buy new......maybe not cost effective but generally less headaches.
I am like you as I get a new car as soon as the warranty is about to expire on the current car. Between my wife and I we get a new car about every 18 months or so as the warranty is usually 36 months. I believe my BMW's had 48 month bumper to bumper warranty but who wants a four year old car. I am proud to say that I haven't had any car issues in over 20 years and I have never had to buy a new set of tires.
Edit: I did have a problem with my first BMW convertible as the top quit going up and down. It was in the shop for over a month but they gave me a more expensive car as a loaner.
Sunroofs and moon roofs are terrible after
a hundred thousand miles. The seals dry out
and crack. and they all leak eventually.
I don’t think you can use mileage to determine if a sunroof will be no good. I have 376k miles on my car with no leaks. It’s a 2008 I think climate and if your car is kept in a garage are more important factors
I've never had a 15 year old car make it to 130,000 miles.
You definitely have never owned a Toyota.