I currently drive a stock 2006 Honda Fit that my parents got me four years ago as a 16th birthday present. From 14-17 I worked at Elmer's as a busboy/waiter and made minimum wage (about $8/hour) working about 24 hours a week while in high school. I pretty much worked there for about 44 months before I quit since I was leaving the country for two months. But, the main reason why I quit was my friend's dad offered me a job as a freight broker considering I was going to be a business major in college. I came back from my vacation and got trained by his friend who is also a freight broker. I didn't have an hourly pay rate as I am getting paid commission, which is about 5% of the total cost of the goods to be shipped before taxes. Since its a small company, but I am the only freight broker for about 3-5 drivers, not much drivers, but paid more than being a waiter. Financially I make at least $3200 a month. Also the bills I pay for is my family's cell phone plan which is about $110 a month, but due to my employer he gives me $50 a month for my phone bill so the cost on my end is about $60 a month. I have a 24 hour fitness gym membership which is $29.99/month. I will be going to a university this fall as I got my associates in Business and Marketing a few months ago. I calculated each term cost of the university it will be about $3800 a term including books. I spend about $40 in gas each week, and $100 a month for full coverage insurance. Also I give myself a $300 allowance to freely spend on things each month. I plan to build a Toyota MR2 for track racing since my friends are getting into with theirs. I plan to buy a shell without an engine and transmission from a friend for $600 with a clean title. My budget for this build is $20k, may increase over time dependent on funds. I don't like going below a certain amount in my savings. I've done my research and I will be financially stable for this project since I still live at home . Power goal: 360 rwhp N/A (no turbo/supercharger for newbies) 330 lb-torque to wheels Toyota MR2 SW20 Hard top N/A: (Picture from wiki for those that don't know) Build list Engine: Toyota 2GR-FE (same engine as lotus evora) ~$1800 Online vendor Toyota E153 Transmission $450 sourced from a friend Spec Stage 4 clutch $379 online vendor Fidenza fly wheel $300 Custom made headers $600 Local performance shop Custom made Y-pipe $600 ^^ True Berk dual pipe $499 Online vendor Custom harness $399 Online Vendor Custom motor mounts: $800 online vendor Cost: ~$5827 Interior: Brand new interior carpet ~$400 online vendor 2x Corbeau FX-1 Bucket seats w/ rails $500 sourced from a friend 2x Corbeau 5 point 3inch harness $100 ^^ dommenator Shift surround $20 online vendor Custom OEM Style Dashboard $100 online vendor Custom OEM style Center console $80 ^^ 2x OEM door panel $99 NRG Steering wheel w/ hub $200 online vendor NRG Weighted Shift Knob $50 online vendor Autopower 4 point roll cage $499 Local Performance shop Custom made Shifter bushings $40 Cost: ~$2089 Suspension: OEM ball joint/tie rod set $150 Online vendor Custom Front sway bar reinforcement plate $150 ^^ Suspension technique Sway bar kit $280 ^^ KW V3 coil overs $1800 local Performance shop Sway bar endlinks $99 Online vendor Prothane Urethane Bushing kit $85 ^^ EMSpowered Front Strut bar $229 ^^ Stage 2 Big brake kit $800 ^^ Cost: $3593 Exterior: MadPsi front/rear fender flares $600 online vendor VIS Techno R side skirts $180 ^^ VIS Carbon fiber hood Border style $400 Online vendor VIS Carbon fiber trunk $375 online vendor XVS carbon fiber Engine lid $399 ^^ Clear front turn signals $80 ^^ Rev6 Quad head lamp basic kit $300 ^^ FX-R projector $145 ^^ HID Kit 5000k 55watts $60 ^^ Weds-sport SA55: Rear 18x10: $583x2 Front 18x9: $561x2 Obsidian Black pearl paint job: Cost unknown Cost: $4827 Labor: My friends and I will be doing majority of the work except tuning. Approximate total cost before tune: $16936 I will have about $3064 to spare for extras. I won't be updating this thread as much since I will be posting mainly on three other websites. I'll provide links to those when I do start. Any opinions or anything you want to say about this?