It might in Texas...It wont buy anything recent, but you might find an older
car that would give a lot of service.
I would avoid anything with an automatic tranny in it, since it would cost
more than the car is worth to fix or
And I wouldnt buy a standard tranny car that would have appealed to a
teener. No Berlinettas, or such.
Maybe an older Toyota, or Mazda, or Nissan.
But you are very right, Mike...$1500 is pretty much subsistance travel.