|Help me choose a car, please. [picture heavy]
||[Jun. 22nd, 2007|01:20 pm]
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Okay, I am buying my first car (I'm a late bloomer at well over 19, I know, but before this I've just been walking). I am getting a loan of $10,000 to pay for the car and the insurance. Whatever is left, I will just put back. But please, the loan is not what I am asking about, I am already seeing consultants for it. I need advice on buying a car.
This is what I need:
+ Something very reliable. For 7 months out of the year I'm in school, and that means driving about 70 miles a day, round trip. My work is only about a mile away, so I'll probably still walk for the exercise.
+ Something great on gas. See above.
+ Something that can last me all through college, and maybe beyond. When I've graduated, I'm going to grad school, and I want to be chipping away at debt all the time, so I am aiming to get 10 years out of this car. At the very least, 6 or 7.
So I did a search on autotrader, and these are my top three, in no particular order:
( the carsCollapse )
So anyway, I really need advice. I don't know much about cars. In fact, I don't know anything at all. Not even how to change a tire. I don't know about mileage either. Mom said that 1,000miles a month is a good marker, so I guess all these cars are good, but I need something that will last. ADVICE PLEASE?
EDIT: People keep on saying Honda...I found a 2004 Honda Civic, 50k miles, for $8,900...is that good, or am I just being fooled by nice pictures?