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Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Maxima, Mazda MAZDA3, Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Lexus IS 250, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Apr 11, 2004 (10:31 am)
My Aunt wants to buy in August. Here is what she wants:
1. A car in the 22k-30k
2. A car with good reviews
and of course, good looking.
Here is my list so far:
1. Toyota Camry Solara (she really likes these)
2. Honda Accord coupe (like's the Solaras so probably would like this too)
3. Acura TSX (She loves Acuras)
4. 2004 Nissan Altima
5. Nissan Maxima
6. Toyota Avalon
She is 50, and doesn't consider herself old (she isn't). So that would mean no Buicks, no Camrys, etc. Even though old people drive the Avalon, my mom really wants her to look at one. Whatever. Also, it has to be a 2004 model, because in August she will be able to save a lot of money because it is the end of the MY. I think 1, 2, 3, and 5 are the best for her. But please help and add other possible vehicles. THANKS!
#707 of 3289 What to take under $5000: Camry, Altima or Accord?
Apr 11, 2004 (11:16 am)
Please help choose the subject. It would be nice if you could give some comments about relative reliability, performance etc. these used cars. Cons and pros for different specific years and models are especially welcomed. The price range probably captures 1994-1998 year models. The car must have manual transmission. The first criteria are reliability, fun to drive and enough leg room for 6'4" height
Apr 11, 2004 (2:23 pm)
Setzer, that's a pretty good list so far ... why not discuss them with her and get some more input from her. If you make your list too long, that might just make it harder. That's my two cents, anyway.
Apr 11, 2004 (2:25 pm)
Complex1, have you checked out our individual discussions on those three cars? That would be a great place to start. You can use the Make/Model search on the left side of the page to easily find all the discussions on each vehicle.
#710 of 3289 setzer
Apr 11, 2004 (7:58 pm)
of your list, im biased towards the maxima.
heres some suggestions from left field :
Subaru Impreza WRX STi - antidote for mid life crisis or old age
Cadillac CTS - pimpmobile
BMW 3 - for the badge conscious.
All 3 r very distinctive, and brings something special to the table. They're all not Buicks or Camrys and are most importantly, arerarely associated with old people.
#711 of 3289 Re: [pat #709]
Apr 12, 2004 (6:14 am)
Yes, I have checked as well as a lot of reviews. However, I haven't found discussions of reliability of specific models/years for these used cars. Much often it was comparison of new models on a market. So, I am asking advice in choosing model (Altima,Accord or Camry) of used 1994-1998 years cars under $5000, with my strongest preferences (i am grad student) as reliability, low maintance cost, and fun handling.
Or might be you could suggest some another model make that suits me?
#712 of 3289 Suggestions for other models
Apr 13, 2004 (9:24 pm)
Both are reliable, low maintenance. And for the price, fun handling.