OK, we have put $500 down on a car. It's a 1994 Dodge Caravan minivan, light blue color. Yeah, the picture is that of a red one. That's all I could find.
The trick now is to get the rest of the money together... $1,000. We don't quite have the sum yet, and now family members who pulled our fat out of the fire before are balking about fronting us the money now. However, there is a difference to our situation this time: we are due money from the perp's insurance. And we will gladly, happily, repay this money when we get the money we're due from the insurance company.
This isn't charity this time. It's a business proposition.