This is quite a nice site. I am very happy I stumbled upon it. Anyway, I am a wannabe gearhead. I don't really have much experience with cars (I only changed my own oil for the first time a few days ago), but desperately want to change that. Part of the reason of why I'm such a newb is because I am still in college (no money), living in an apartment (no garage space), and only own a saturn station wagon (daily driver with no aftermarket parts).
But you kind folks can help me out of my errant ways. I will be graduating soon, and hopefully will be getting a real job teaching. So, now I am planning the begginings of a long journey as a car guy. I need advice on two things really; 1.) what will be the first and most important tools to buy. What are the essential garage necessities which I will need to invest in. And, 2.) what should be my first project car. I need a good car that is common to get a hold of (cheap), and will allow me to expand my knowledge and skills.
Any other pointers will be helpful. Thanks.
I'm not a reckless driver, I'm just assertive.