Buying a train station car
I my wife and I currently carpool to a suburban Melbourne train station and leave the car there fore 10-12 hours every day. We are currently driving an older 'attractive' car that keeps getting broken into has some annoying mechanical problems so we are looking to replace it.
We only drive 7km each way on small streets, so we don't need a high quality car. We just want something that is cheap, unattractive for break-ins, uses minimal fuel, and will last for at least 3 years with no maintenance with only light driving. We have a nicer car that we use for longer drives, and this is only for driving at the station and some other short trips.
My plan is to buy a 10+ year old small Kia (or similar) with ~150,000km for $3,000, but my wife is skeptical. We can afford more, but I don't want to invest much into a car that sits out in the elements all day. Does anyone else have advice on this situation?