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What's your recommendation for a post college graduation car purchase?

Asked by livestrong (213 points ) August 3rd, 2011 from iPhone

I graduated in May and am now trying to purchase a car. I really like the Honda CRV but I just don’t know if I should buy a new or used. When I went to look at them a new one was about 4–6,000 more. What are your suggestions. I need something good on gas seeing as I will have a 3–4 hour drove twice a month.

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Cruiser's avatar

I don’t think I would be averse to buying a used Honda as my SIL has a driveway full of Hondas and a couple are well over 100,000 miles and runs like new.

jerv's avatar

I have never had a new car, and have had pretty decent luck, especially considering that I have paid less for most of my cars than many kids your age pay for the optional premium stereo package.

Many problems with a car will happen near the beginning and end of it’s life. Getting one a year old will be old enough to have the problems worked out yet new enough to not be worn-out (broken in, not broken down) is actually wiser even when you take the cost out of the equation.

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