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Posted: 8/23/2017 12:28:33 PM EST
I buy cheap new cars (under 25k) and keep them for 10 years or until they start costing me money in repairs.

Used to be you couldn't lose with a Honda product. In recent years I've met multiple people with late model civics who have had significant problems so I'm rethinking that.

What do you think is the most reliable cheap transportation available nowadays?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:32:44 PM EST
Your definition of cheap and mine are very different.

2200 bucks

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4000 bucks

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4400 bucks

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2000 bucks

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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:34:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Storz:
Your definition of cheap and mine are very different.
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Your definition of reliable and the rest of the planet's are very different.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:35:21 PM EST
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Your definition of reliable and the rest of the planet's are very different.
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Pretty much.




A fucking Rover??? :lmao:
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:38:29 PM EST
10 years?

Honestly these days unless you drive a ton (or very badly ) damn near anything you can buy new is gonna give you 10 years with proper maintenance. )
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:41:15 PM EST
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Pretty much.




A fucking Rover??? :lmao:
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haha I know, that said I've had two of them and neither ever once let me down through years of ownership believe it or not. The only car that ever completely, utterly fucked me was a 2005 Cadillac CTS with the dreadful 3.6L motor. It completely shit the bed at 55k miles.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:41:58 PM EST
Honda. Toyota. 
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:42:18 PM EST
Is the answer always Miata? No, but it is in this case.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:44:13 PM EST
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Is the answer always Miata? No, but it is in this case.
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I enjoyed the one I had, it was faster because it was red!

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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:45:03 PM EST
Toyota Corolla
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:45:06 PM EST
A lightly used Hyundai is the best value in the market.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:45:18 PM EST
Mazda is the sweet spot right now IMO. We have had a bunch and no real trouble with any of them and they aren't as expensive as toyota or honda. I had a nissan and was not particularly impressed.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:45:33 PM EST
Duh
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It even says Reliant in the name. You cannot go wrong!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:50:21 PM EST
2012 Civic here.

145k miles at the moment. Nothing more than tires and oil changes up to this point.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:52:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Is the answer always Miata? No, but it is in this case.
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I have 3 kids. I'd have to fold the smaller two up and put them in the trunk. Wife probably would not approve.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:53:34 PM EST
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Duh
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Yup, Camry's still seem to be a pretty safe bet.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:54:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By livefreeordieNH:
I have 3 kids. I'd have to fold the smaller two up and put them in the trunk. Wife probably would not approve.
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Originally Posted By livefreeordieNH:
Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Is the answer always Miata? No, but it is in this case.
I have 3 kids. I'd have to fold the smaller two up and put them in the trunk. Wife probably would not approve.
3 kids? Get a Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:56:11 PM EST
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3 kids? Get a Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon
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Guess you missed the "cheap" part... and assumed OP's kids were 300 pound GD posters.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:56:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By livefreeordieNH:


I have 3 kids. I'd have to fold the smaller two up and put them in the trunk. Wife probably would not approve.
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What are you using it for? I've got 3 kids as well, and my commuter car/DD can't really haul all of them either; it has a backseat but it's tiny. It doesn't need to, though, it has no more than 2 people in it 99% of the time.

The wife's Highlander holds all of us; my car doesn't need to.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 12:59:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Guess you missed the "cheap" part... and assumed OP's kids were 300 pound GD posters.
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Originally Posted By Storz:


3 kids? Get a Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon
Guess you missed the "cheap" part... and assumed OP's kids were 300 pound GD posters.
You can get a darn nice couple year old Tahoe etc for 25k
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:09:54 PM EST
Toyota Corolla. I won't really jump to praise Honda anymore.

I've been happy with my 2004 crv up to this point, but Honda had major issues with their ac compressors imploding and contaminating the entire ac system. About a 2-3k repair. I contemplated getting a year or two newer as I don't mind older cars and hate payments, but Honda did not acknowledge it as an issue and it remained and may still even be an issue.

Their new aesthetics are also pretty bad as well on everything aside from the accord, imo.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:14:00 PM EST
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You can get a darn nice couple year old Tahoe etc for 25k
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Originally Posted By Storz:


3 kids? Get a Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon
Guess you missed the "cheap" part... and assumed OP's kids were 300 pound GD posters.
You can get a darn nice couple year old Tahoe etc for 25k
Not around here, unless you don't mind 80K+ miles. I'm sure that's a region-specific thing, though.

If I could get a steady supply of 2014+ "big" SUVs like Tahoe/Suburban with decent miles that I could sell for 25 grand I could work from home... like two days a week.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:16:24 PM EST
Toyota Corolla or Toyota camry the highest optioned for the least money
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He asks for cheap and reliable and you post the most expensive vehicles to maintain and repair and also among the least reliable ever made! What the fuck dude?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:19:52 PM EST
Japanese
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:29:15 PM EST
The midsize sedan segment is imploding because people are moving to CUVs. That's where the best deals will be.

I'd look at the Mazda6, the Honda Accord, and maybe the Subaru Legacy because you're up north.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:39:32 PM EST
I have a 2006 toyota corolla 288,000 miles. Zero when I got it new at $18,000 in 2006.

Zero problems other than normal wear and tear. Replace batteries, Tires, change oil. Did have to replace shocks this year but after 280 thousand miles I think thats pretty good.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:42:59 PM EST
We've had our 2005 Toyota Corolla for almost 10 years now. I'm at about 174,000 miles and it's still running strong. The only major work I've had done is replacing the engine mounts. Everything else has just been normal maintenance (tires, front brakes, fluids, etc). We even wrecked it pretty good in 2011, but it was fixed and you'd never know it. I only drive it to work during the week, so about 12-15k miles per year. The A/C is starting to suck though. On the hottest days, if you don't park in the shade, it will never cool down properly unless you're driving 70mph. Park in the shade though, and you're good to go. It's been a great car, if not particular cool or pretty.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:43:29 PM EST
Mazda 3
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:05:33 PM EST
Camry. The lowest level.
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