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+1 on that Accord.. that thing is nice and subtle look
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Dec 15 10 8:04 PM

I want to cop a new whip sometime next fall, so I planned on stacking bread now, would you recommend, just putting down a decent down payment, and pay more money on the note when ever I have it, putting down a huge down payment and having a small note, or trying to buy it in full? Like I said my car has alot of miles on it, and I dont want to put to much money into it only for it to have a major crap out or something.

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My main thing is I just want a quite ride, and a body that will still look good in 5 years. Alot of the Hondas look to Fast and Furious for me, and everyone and there mom has a Altima now, but I guess that may be a good thing.
Get the Camry. They're solid now, maybe a little boring but safe. They're kind of overpriced because of the name, but they're reliable cars.

I'd recommend the SE V6. Quick and low key.

lol I`m really looking for a v4 whip man, lol riding 250 miles and using half a tank if a good look in my book. In terms of mileage, I`m looking for a whip to last me a decent amount of time, should i strictly look for cars with sub 50k miles or does it matter as long as the car is well maintained?

Are you set on these 3 manufacturers? If not, there's many solid cars that aren't made by these 3 companies. Check out Acuras, like a used TL or TSX. I4 engine, luxurious and reliable.

I'd say the maintenance means more than the mileage. Of course, even a meticulously maintained car at 200k is probably going to start to break down, but I know people who bought used cars (usually Japanese, big 3 manufacturers that you listed), at over 100k and had them to over 200k.

If you aren't positive you want a new car, a used car (slightly or even well used), can be much cheaper.

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Dec 15 10 8:13 PM

scshift wrote:
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My main thing is I just want a quite ride, and a body that will still look good in 5 years. Alot of the Hondas look to Fast and Furious for me, and everyone and there mom has a Altima now, but I guess that may be a good thing.
Get the Camry. They're solid now, maybe a little boring but safe. They're kind of overpriced because of the name, but they're reliable cars.

I'd recommend the SE V6. Quick and low key.

lol I`m really looking for a v4 whip man, lol riding 250 miles and using half a tank if a good look in my book. In terms of mileage, I`m looking for a whip to last me a decent amount of time, should i strictly look for cars with sub 50k miles or does it matter as long as the car is well maintained?

Are you set on these 3 manufacturers? If not, there's many solid cars that aren't made by these 3 companies. Check out Acuras, like a used TL or TSX. I4 engine, luxurious and reliable.

I'd say the maintenance means more than the mileage. Of course, even a meticulously maintained car at 200k is probably going to start to break down, but I know people who bought used cars (usually Japanese, big 3 manufacturers that you listed), at over 100k and had them to over 200k.

If you aren't positive you want a new car, a used car (slightly or even well used), can be much cheaper.

I dont plan on buying a new car, its just the body styles from those brands that I liked were primarily from 06-10 and a 06 whip with 100k miles sounds kind of smiley: sick, and all so I didnt want a car that was 10 years old honestly. Like I said if I can find someting with a nice spacious body for under 10k its a wrap.

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Dec 15 10 8:23 PM

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I dont plan on buying a new car, its just the body styles from those brands that I liked were primarily from 06-10 and a 06 whip with 100k miles sounds kind of smiley: sick, and all so I didnt want a car that was 10 years old honestly. Like I said if I can find someting with a nice spacious body for under 10k its a wrap.

Oh makes sense. Yeah look into Acuras as well as used Lexus. Both are pretty cheap on ebay/craigslist and are solid luxury cars. I'd normally recommend the Honda Civic but you said you wanted a spacious car, so the Camry or the Accord is probably the best one. Just watch out for the 08-09 models, I believe those were the ones with the faulty brake issues. Of course they fixed it, but if you're paranoid, you can avoid those.

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I dont plan on buying a new car, its just the body styles from those brands that I liked were primarily from 06-10 and a 06 whip with 100k miles sounds kind of smiley: sick, and all so I didnt want a car that was 10 years old honestly. Like I said if I can find someting with a nice spacious body for under 10k its a wrap.

Oh makes sense. Yeah look into Acuras as well as used Lexus. Both are pretty cheap on ebay/craigslist and are solid luxury cars. I'd normally recommend the Honda Civic but you said you wanted a spacious car, so the Camry or the Accord is probably the best one. Just watch out for the 08-09 models, I believe those were the ones with the faulty brake issues. Of course they fixed it, but if you're paranoid, you can avoid those.


My only gripe with Luxury cars is the cost of maintenance. my roomate has I wanna say an 06 ES300, looks really good, prob has like 100k or so miles. Honestly Acuras just never really appealed to me, II've seen a few that do look nice, might have been TLs but they look funny to me

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Dec 15 10 8:37 PM

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IMO, Nissan is the best "pound for pound" auto maker right now.

NO, its not. A lot of the newer nissans (2000-current) I've been getting at my job are junk IMO. You've got the 2.5 and 3.5 motors burning oil and blowing motors even tho oil changes are done regularly (the earlier 2.4 and 3.0 motors are workhorses). ECM and sensor problems also fail commonly, costing mucho dinero. They're junk imo. In my experience, Nissans are one of the most expensive jap cars to own. Nowadays as far as a new cars go, I'd either check out the new fords and hyundais

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Dec 15 10 8:58 PM

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I've worked at Honda and Toyota manufacturing plants as an engineer. Toyota just seems to do it better.

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3 years without a single problem.

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I never got a solid response about the mileage thing though

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nissan . my whole family has nissans, were loyal. i inherited (kinda) a 99 nissan altima. it has 93k miles. runs beautifly, and doesnt look trashy (as i feel like some camrys do already) . hondas are nice but to me the motors are trash. only reason they run fast is because they make the car so light.




where did you get that "honda have trashy motors" from? honda has made some of the best engines out there including f1. if anything nissans have "trashy motors" since they don't seem to know how to combine power efficiency and reliability into one. i would not buy a nissan because they are gas hogs and look outdated as soon as the new model comes out. get the accord that came out one generation ago, they still look decent and should be rock solid.

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Dec 15 10 9:08 PM

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I've worked at Honda and Toyota manufacturing plants as an engineer. Toyota just seems to do it better.

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3 years without a single problem.

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I never got a solid response about the mileage thing though


I want one of these on the low

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Dec 15 10 9:11 PM

The thing I like about the newer Hondas and Toyotas are that they are big body now, and have that luxury look, the ones from the late 90s-early 00s were just too compact and nerdy looking imo

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Dec 15 10 9:19 PM

Copped a Camry ('08) this Summer. I got it for the same reasons you want one. It was relatively cheap, wanted something spacious and decent looking and most imporantly wanted reliability as I do ALOT of driving.

I got the basic Camry, kinda mad I didn't spend the extra on the XLE but whatever. It runs smoothly, expect its a 4-cylinder and at  times I wish it had better pick up, but honestly it gets the job done and it looks nice.

If you keep it clean you can't go wrong.

I test drove Hondas and Nissan's. I didn't really like either. The interior on Nissan's to me (The Altima's, not the Maxima's) was kinda cheap, much cheaper looking than anything Toyota puts out, IMO. Honda's didn't have as good a pick up and there was something I didn't like.

I was skeptical about the Toyota due to recall but I had mine inspected and everything, you should be good.

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Dec 15 10 9:28 PM

PoloLax wrote:
Copped a Camry ('08) this Summer. I got it for the same reasons you want one. It was relatively cheap, wanted something spacious and decent looking and most imporantly wanted reliability as I do ALOT of driving.

I got the basic Camry, kinda mad I didn't spend the extra on the XLE but whatever. It runs smoothly, expect its a 4-cylinder and at  times I wish it had better pick up, but honestly it gets the job done and it looks nice.

If you keep it clean you can't go wrong.

I test drove Hondas and Nissan's. I didn't really like either. The interior on Nissan's to me (The Altima's, not the Maxima's) was kinda cheap, much cheaper looking than anything Toyota puts out, IMO. Honda's didn't have as good a pick up and there was something I didn't like.

I was skeptical about the Toyota due to recall but I had mine inspected and everything, you should be good.
cool cool, like I said I like the 07-current body style for the Camrys, but could I realistically find one for 10=< ? lol not being cheap, but when I grad I dont want to be bombarded with Student loans, rent, and stupid car note.

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Dec 15 10 9:30 PM

Can't go wrong with any of the Camcords. Get the Camry SE without the V6 to have the sportiness and to save on gas.

I know no one has mentioned the Fusion/Mazda6 sisters, but they might be cheaper used.

Save up for the current king, a new Hyundai Sonata?

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