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Old 08-23-2010, 11:48 AM
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Say it's in good condition. Maybe a 2004 maxima or accord or some kind of acura or toyota. You know, a car built to last, not some Ford or Chevy. The price would be about 30% of a the new version, I assume.
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I would not. Maybe if it was going to be a weekend car or for really short commutes.
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what's the expected remaining lifetime and the cost?
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This is a very open ended non specific question. So to answer your question: Yes I would buy one.
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I think TDA was trolling with that jabb at Chevy and Ford
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I think TDA was trolling with that jabb at Chevy and Ford
No. I would not buy a chevy or ford with 100k. a Japanese make I would consider.

I figure a modern car should have a lifetime of at least 200,000. So if I buy a car with 30k or 50k or 0 miles on and drive it about 100k then i've gotten my money's worth and am ready to move on to the next car by then anyway. Why not save some serious cash outlay and get one with 100k and still be able to drive it another 100k?
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If it was Japanese, I would consider buying it. I'm not sure that TDA was kidding about the Chevy/Ford comment. I subscribe to consumerreports.org, and the data on their used American cars is atrocious. Any Toyota/Honda/Lexus/Acura tends to last longer.
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No. I would not buy a chevy or ford with 100k. a Japanese make I would consider.

I figure a modern car should have a lifetime of at least 200,000. So if I buy a car with 30k or 50k or 0 miles on and drive it about 100k then i've gotten my money's worth and am ready to move on to the next car by then anyway. Why not save some serious cash outlay and get one with 100k and still be able to drive it another 100k?
I bought a used car for 4600 with about 40,000 miles on it. Great condition, leather interior, V6. American. Now it needs some work.

bought a new japanese car (but built pretty much here and in mexico, really) about 10 years ago. Runs fine, only put in about 1000 in maintenance.


Just take the car you're interested in to a meechanic and have them tell you if they think it'll last awhile or not.
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This is the official list of Consumer Reports CARS TO AVOID over the last 10 years.

Japanese:

Honda: Passport '01-02

Toyota: Tacoma (4-cyl.) '09; Tundra (V8, 4WD) '09

Lexus: GS (AWD) '07-08; GX470 '08

Suzuki: XL-7 '07

Note: Acura has zero cars on this list.

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Chevrolet: Astro '00-03, '05; Avalanche 1500 '03-07; Aveo '04-06, '08; Blazer '00-04; Cobalt coupe '06; Cobalt sedan '05-06, ‘09; Colorado (2WD) '06, '08; Colorado (4WD) '04, '06-08; Corvette '09; Equinox '05-07; Express '01-03, '06-07; HHR '06-07, '09; Impala (V6) '00-03, '05-07; Impala (V8) '06-07; Malibu Maxx '05-07; Malibu sedan '06; Malibu sedan (V6) '00-04, '07; Monte Carlo '00-02, '05-06; S-10 pickup (4WD) '00-04; Silverado 1500 (V6, 2WD) '06; Silverado 1500 (V6, 4WD) '06-07; Silverado 1500 (V8) '05-06; Silverado 2500 '04; Silverado 2500 (4WD) '05, '08-09; Silverado 2500 (turbodiesel, 4WD) '06-08; Suburban 1500 '05-07, '09; Suburban 2500 '03, '05-08; Tahoe '05, '07, '09; TrailBlazer (6-cyl.) '05-06; TrailBlazer (V8) '02-08; Uplander '05-08; Venture '00-03, '05

Chrysler: 300 (V6) '05-06; 300 '07; 300M '04; Pacifica '04, '07; PT Cruiser (nonturbo) '02-07; PT Cruiser (turbo) '03-05; Sebring convertible '00-04, '06, '08; Sebring sedan '01-05, '07-08; Town & Country '01-09; Voyager '01-03

Dodge: Avenger '08; Caravan (4-cyl.) '02, '05; Caravan (V6) '01-07; Charger (V6) '06, '08; Charger (V8) '06-07; Dakota (4WD) '00-01, '05-07; Durango '00-01; Grand Caravan '01-09; Intrepid '04; Journey '09; Magnum '05-06; Neon '02-03; Nitro '07-08; Ram 1500 (2WD) '02, '06, '09; Ram 1500 (4WD) '00-02, '04, '06-08; Ram 2500 '01, '03; Ram 2500 (turbodiesel, 2WD) '06; Ram 2500 (turbodiesel, 4WD) '05-08; Ram van/wagon '00; Stratus sedan '00-05

Ford: Econoline '05; Edge (AWD) '07-08; Escape (V6) '09; Excursion '04-05; Expedition (4WD) '06; Explorer (2WD) '04, '06; Explorer (4WD) '02-04, '06; Explorer Sport Trac (2WD) '08; Explorer Sport Trac (4WD) '05, '07; F-250 (4WD) '05-06; F-250 (turbodiesel, 2WD) '05-06; F-250 (turbodiesel, 4WD) '03-06, '08; Focus sedan '00, '02; Focus wagon '02; Freestar '04; Fusion (AWD) '07; Mustang (V8) '09; Ranger (4WD) '05, '08; Thunderbird '02; Windstar '00-03

GMC: Acadia '07-08; Canyon (2WD) '06, '08; Canyon (4WD) '04, '06-08; Envoy (6-cyl.) '05-06; Envoy (V8) '02-08; Jimmy '00-01; S-15 Sonoma (4WD) '00-04; Safari '00-03, '05; Savana '01-03, '06-07; Sierra 1500 (V6, 2WD) '06; Sierra 1500 (V6, 4WD) '06-07; Sierra 1500 (V8) ‘05-06; Sierra 2500 '04; Sierra 2500 (4WD) '05, '08-09; Sierra 2500 (turbodiesel, 4WD) '06-08; Yukon '05, '07, '09; Yukon XL 1500 '05-07, '09; Yukon XL 2500 '03, '05-08
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I bought a used car for 4600 with about 40,000 miles on it. Great condition, leather interior, V6. American.
What kind of car is this? I paid 5K for a cheap American 4 cylindar car with cloth interior and no options and about 55K miles and felt like I got a good deal. Maybe I was wrong.

To answer the OP, Honda or Toyota, yes. Anything else, probably not.
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