Master Don Juan
- Jun 18, 2018
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I already setlled on a vehicle while back. Just thought it would be a fun topic. I bought a 2020 Fusion for a pretty good deal. Not something I plan to keep for 200k, but we'll see. I'll let y'all know of any major issues I run across. I tend to put down 30k-40k miles a year.I consider myself a semi-pro mechanic since I've been wrenching on cars(mine, families, friends) since high school.
Basically any Toyota or Honda. Honda's are generally more stylish and driver's oriented. Both will easily last 120k+ miles with just basic maintenance. Once past those miles, they start needing stuff like timing belts, shocks, bushings, etc. that can be a little more expensive to replace.
All the newest Toyota's and Honda's though can be little more nuisance since they have heavy electronics(2008+) if you buy a high mileage used one because all the electronics are finicky and can throw check engine lights at the slightest hiccup.
If you're looking to wow girls, Get the sports version like a Civic Si or Honda Accord SE. The newest Camry SE looks pretty stylish too(subjective).
If you wanna also exude a sense of status, get a Lexus(Toyota) if you're after more comfort and luxury. If you're after more a of driver's car with sporty nature, get an Acura(Honda).
However with that said, I only have one Honda in my stable. Most are European cars but that's because I do my own work. I would not recommend a European car out of warranty for anyone that doesn't wrench on cars themselves as they can be quite expensive to maintain or repair.
PM me with your budget and what specific things you're looking for and I can do some quick searches and suggestions.
I'm pretty good at car repairs myself when time permits. I can afford a mechanic, but its hard to find trustworthy ones that can get your car repaired promptly.