About to buy a used car in the future and need your help.
04-06-2008 03:55 PM
04-06-2008 04:08 PM
Well you're gonna spend alot of time amd $$$ fixing all of these cars being that they're so old but you DEFINITELY DO NOT want to get a Jaguar! Lots of electrical problems. You may get one that works just fine but it's a crap-shoot.
04-06-2008 04:18 PM
Yeah I heard that about the Jag's also. The Crown Victoria's the 1999-2001 are suppose to run good, checked online ratings for them, I have no idea about the Caddilac's though.
Originally Posted by Bionic
04-06-2008 04:35 PM
i've also heard bad things about the old mercedes and jags in terms of reliability, not sure about the cadillac
04-06-2008 05:07 PM
Look for a Subaru, they run forever.
04-06-2008 05:30 PM
I would go with something like a Toyota or a Honda both have excellent reliability. Ive owned both. I have a Toyota Tacoma right now and couldnt be happier. Ive also heard that subaru in the last few years have really become excellent as well. I think those cars you listed though would probably require a lot of work down the road possibly more than you are paying for them.
04-06-2008 06:17 PM
The Mercedes will cost a fortune to get fixed and for maintenance, I have also heard bad things about used Jags where reliabilty is concerned (that is why used ones are so cheap)
NateWA had good advice, get a Japanese, or even a Korean car. You cannot beat the gas mileage and reliability.
I have owned a Toyota Tundra, a Honda Accord, and a Kia Rondo. I have also owned several American cars: A Ford F-150, and a Mercury Cougar. I prefer the Toyota, Honda, and even Kia over the American ones by a landslide.
04-06-2008 06:30 PM
Oh, and do yourself a favor and never buy a used police car, trust me on this. Police cars go through absolute hell, some are run 24 hours a day 7 days a week until they go down for service (this is especially true of small town jurisdictions). They are also driven damn hard, and generally wind up getting in a wreck or two.
Unless you want a car to work on, stay away from police cars.
04-06-2008 06:41 PM
My vote is for a honda. My first car was a honda CRX and it lasted FOREVER! Now I'm driving a honda accord and it has given me nothing but great gas mileage and a reliable morning heater. I'm all for a cheap car with good reliability!
04-06-2008 07:10 PM
I'd go with the crown vic of the ones pictured. Its kinda obvious you are looking for a full size car, so a honda won't cut it Also look at impalas up to 96, cheap full size and pretty reliable with the chevy 350 engine in em. Otherwise if budget is there a 2006 base dodge charger might not be too bad, can get a used one around 10k. Maybe a bit higher than these. A crown vic thats not a police car would be a good alternative
04-07-2008 09:37 PM
ok heres the run down from a car fanatic....
jag- belt system sucks after around 70,000 miles and maintance just gets worse regardless of how well you take care of it your looking at a money bucket
mercedes- good car. that specific model was a close runnner for car of year back in the day but now they are known for poor cooling issues. also finding one in good shaped is harder
ford crown- go to police auction get it for super cheap and it had for sure regular maintance. also parts for this car are the same as many many other cars made by ford so its inexpensive
caddy- dude, what are you 70 years old??? enough said about that one.
04-07-2008 10:14 PM
Seconded on the Toyota and Honda suggestion.
Originally Posted by NateWA
04-07-2008 10:18 PM
For the amount you are looking to spend, I agree with the others who say Honda is the way to go.
04-07-2008 10:21 PM
if your looking for something thats somewhat luxury but affordable... look into an older lexus es model. its made by toyota and very very dependable
04-07-2008 10:22 PM
04-07-2008 10:26 PM
Just like easyejl said is that im going for a full sized car, preferbly luxury also. I pretty much hate japanese cars, I dont like the style of them.
I love Cadillac's haha I know there old people cards but love how they look.
Ill check out the lexus es, they run good?
04-07-2008 10:27 PM
they run perfect... they have the same motors as the camry. i have owned several and never had a bigger issue than changing brakes or tires.
Originally Posted by Konvicted
04-07-2008 10:54 PM
Ohh damn, just checked them out and like how they look also, looks like that just might be the one im going to get. How many miles did you get out of them?
Originally Posted by motive
04-07-2008 11:04 PM
you can run them till the wheels fall off. 200K+
04-07-2008 11:29 PM
Ohh damn, thats crazy! Definitely need to get me one of them then! And the thing is they dont look that bad either.
Originally Posted by NateWA
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