One more suggestion post...which should I buy?

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  1. Lana Lewis

    Lana Lewis New Member

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    Hi there! I'm looking at two different ones now....and would like suggestions on what you think? There is a 2010 One with 93,030 miles, back up cam, maps, sat radio, leather seats, all the features for $9,360 and there is a 2012 Two with 86,612- no features, not even maps for $10,495. Both have clean carfax reports and look to be in good shape. Which do you think would be better? I'm coming from a car with crank windows and no power locks so the idea of having all the features is appealing. I also don't have a lot of disposable income.
     
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    If you do not have a lot of disposable income then neither of these vehicles is a good choice, unless you are very handy at doing repair work yourself. They are both third-generation models that start to require attention soon, and that can be expensive if it is done by a dealer.
    Something like a corolla is probably a better choice.
     
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    2012 if you have to, but i would listen to scona...
     
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    I would choose 2010, if I have to choose between the two.. and negotiate the best price for it, because other than the option difference, one is not better than the other...

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    Those prices are way to high for a ten year old car... Especially in the South... Keep looking!
     
  6. Lana Lewis

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    That's too bad about the repair costs, I was worried about that. I really had my heart set on a Prius, mainly because of the mileage, but I've heard good things about it too and have test driven it and was impressed with how smooth it was. I'll close the book on the 2010, because it's an hour away and I really don't want to drive that far in my current car. There is a 2013 Corolla for $9,997 with 73k miles on it that I can look at....my 2011 Fiesta is on it's last legs, so I need to find one soon!
     
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    Keep looking, don't give up... An old hybrid Camry or Hybrid Corolla might be worth searching for too...
     
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