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[lutine]
My husband just totalled my Hyundai Accent. What car should I buy now? I want something similar - small and cheap.

How long does it take for my credit report to reflect that that car was paid off? I imagine it'll be difficult to buy another car quite soon since they won't yet know that I no longer have that loan?
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[User Picture]From: mel_darcy
2013-02-14 03:24 am (UTC)

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Maybe a Suzuki or something? A Liana or Swift?
[User Picture]From: sarakana
2013-02-14 05:45 pm (UTC)

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A Suzuki would be a good choice -- Suzuki is leaving the States so I bet the OP could find a killer deal.
[User Picture]From: kaeorin
2013-02-14 03:35 am (UTC)

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My dad drives a Nissan Versa, which is small like my Accent but really roomy--and really cheap, even brand new. Or my sister has a Kia Rio, which is, again, small like an Accent, but I don't know how that compares, price-wise.
[User Picture]From: lutine
2013-02-14 03:50 am (UTC)

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Hmm, that Nissan looks pretty nice. Thanks! My ex had a Kia and had tons of problems with it, so I think I would avoid that one.
[User Picture]From: kaeorin
2013-02-14 04:17 am (UTC)

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Yeahhhh, our Rio is in pretty bad shape, but I've always assumed it was just because my sister's kind of a careless driver. Maybe it's a bit of both, then. Good luck! I'm sorry you lost your Accent. I love mine.
[User Picture]From: lutine
2013-02-14 04:41 am (UTC)

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It's not outside the realm of possibility that we might just get another Accent. We liked ours too, it was perfect for our needs.
[User Picture]From: sarakana
2013-02-14 05:46 pm (UTC)

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Kia has made a lot of major improvements in their cars over the past few years! I drive a 2011 Soul and that model has been highly rated ever since they hit the market.
[User Picture]From: autosparta
2013-02-14 10:13 pm (UTC)

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Highly recommend the Toyota Echo. They are extremely reliable and cheap to repair, you might have a bit more outlay to get one but it's totally worth it. My boyfriend is driving a 12 or 13 year old echo that will probably go for at least another five to seven years. It's amazing really.
[User Picture]From: sodamnhorrible
2013-02-14 04:48 am (UTC)

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My coworker raves (non stop) about how much she loves her Honda Fit.
[User Picture]From: horse_chicka333
2013-02-14 06:11 am (UTC)

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I have yet to find a Fit reasonably priced for what you're getting.
[User Picture]From: radley
2013-02-14 02:53 pm (UTC)

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I absolutely adore my Honda Fit.
[User Picture]From: lelebluesummers
2013-02-14 05:16 am (UTC)

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I have a Honda Civic and I love it. Its a more expensive small car, but they run forever!
[User Picture]From: lutine
2013-02-14 06:24 am (UTC)

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I used to have a Civic and I loved it! Alas, I don't want to spend quite that much.
[User Picture]From: lelebluesummers
2013-02-14 07:11 am (UTC)

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you could always get a used to one ;) When I bought mine, I bought a lease return and got a great deal
[User Picture]From: jediknightmuse
2013-02-15 12:26 am (UTC)

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My first car was a Honda Civic. I loved it. There was nothing wrong with it...a week before it was totaled (while sitting in my driveway!) my dad finally had the windshield repair guys come fix a crack in the windshield that had been there from the previous kid who had the car. And then a week after that the newspaper delivery guy fell asleep at the top of my street, went through my front flower bed, hit my car, sent it into the garage and his car went into the house and knocked the living room wall in by two feet. If my car had gone any further into the garage, it would have caught on fire because of something with the gas tank.

I really miss that car. :-(
[User Picture]From: lelebluesummers
2013-02-15 02:41 am (UTC)

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My first car was an Accord and I loved it until the engine seized one cold MN morning. It was almost to 200k miles

I love hondas!! I also bought a Honda motorcycle. Totally worth the slightly higher retail price
[User Picture]From: desert_sailor
2013-02-14 05:55 am (UTC)

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A neon pink Prius. You save on gas and hopefully the husband won't want to touch your car again. :-)
[User Picture]From: lutine
2013-02-14 06:23 am (UTC)

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Ha, I wish I could afford a Prius!

The Accord was his car to drive, but I bought it/drove it for a few years before he inherited it so I still think of it as "mine," lol.
[User Picture]From: lrio
2013-02-14 11:02 am (UTC)

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I feel like I just read a car post from you? Something to do with family and co-signing?
[User Picture]From: lutine
2013-02-14 01:12 pm (UTC)

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Yes, I co-signed a loan for my mom awhile back.
[User Picture]From: lrio
2013-02-14 11:02 am (UTC)

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You could get another Hyundai Accent.
[User Picture]From: pirahan
2013-02-14 12:01 pm (UTC)

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I say a Prius c. They aren't expensive, about 19k. And I swear last week I was driving around town and got 70 mpg. Normally I get 50 so woo I was being a good driver!!!
[User Picture]From: futurenurselady
2013-02-14 01:03 pm (UTC)

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Seconded.

Yaris is a close second.