Which car should I get?
Okay, it's my first car. I have done quite a bit of research and have narrowed my options down to a few. I am spending aroung $3,00. A 2000 ish Subaru Outback, a 2000+ Honda CR-V, a 2006 ish Chevy impala, a 2005 ish Chevy Malibu, a 2000+ Honda Civic, or a 2000+ Toyota Camry, 2000+ accord, 2005 ish Ford Escape, or a 2006 ish Chevy equinox. Now, here's specific needs of mine. Good mpg (25+) spacious, capable in all weather conditions, and reliable. Also, I have found each one of these cars and year for sale, it's just a matter of which one to lean towards. Thank you.
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- The Toyota, the Honda. They are good cars that have a reputation for lasting a good long time. Most importantly, get the used vehicle that has documentation of the service records. Regular oil changes are key to a long lasting engine.
My friend has a 1996 Toyota with 250K miles and still going strong. I had a Honda for 12 years and did not have one single problem other than a recall that did not even effect me in any way. My son would still have his Camry if he paid attention on the highway and noticed that the cars in front of him were stopped.00
- I have rented many Impalas. They are pretty good, and not too expensive to keep. They have lots of room inside, and plenty of visibility out the windows when backing up, etc.00
- Those are all quality cars. Look at the individual vehicles and compare mileage, condition, and features. You might also consider having a mechanic look at the car you are considering buying.
Condition is very important when purchasing a used vehicle!
As far as brands, I have known people that would buy nothing but Chevrolet. I have known people that would buy nothing but Honda. I have known people who would buy nothing but Toyota, etc. Each of them would brag about how many they have had, how little trouble they have had, how many miles they put on the vehicle, etc.
I have also known people with Chevrolets, Toyotas, Hondas, etc. that had trouble.
I believe what is more important is how a vehicle is taken care of.
We can't tell you which of those cars to buy. You will have to look at them to see which is in best shape, for the best price, which one has the best warranty (if any of them have one), and best fits your needs right now.
If you have that $3000 in cash and a steady job, you might also consider going to a dealer and buying a newer car and making payments on it. You can buy a brand new Nissan Versa for about $11,000 (if you don't mind having a manual transmission) with a full factory warranty that gets about 38-40 mpg.20
- the 2005 has 5 less years on it.. the newer the better.00
- I would choose the CRV. I've had one for a decade or so and have driven through at least 7 tornadoes with it. I even took a road trip from vancouver BC to Tocyo, and no I did not drive across the Bering Strait. In fact, I drove THROUGH the wormhole. I agree. In conclusion, I think you should definitely buy a trike and/or SpaceX shuttle.00
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