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Old 02-20-2018, 08:01 PM   #11
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You could probably get a nice one of either brand for $200 a month ... at $2400 per year that is pretty amazing.
That's pretty incredible, actually.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:20 PM   #12
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When I was in my first job, I leased a ‘97 Honda Accord for $160-something per month plus tax (total bill was around $180).

I ended up only keeping the car for 19 out of the 24 month lease - when I did the lease return, I just paid off the remaining 5 months instead of negotiating an early termination. Just was too cheap...
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:27 PM   #13
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Koreans used to be rough on over mileage charges on leases. Hopefully they have fallen in line with other manufactures by now
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:15 PM   #14
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The only issue with leasing is the mileage limit; if you're going to drive a lot, you're not going to be happy when you return the vehicle.

My vote is to go with a gently used Civic or Accord. They may be appliances, but they're well built and pretty fun to drive.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:13 PM   #15
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Koreans used to be rough on over mileage charges on leases. Hopefully they have fallen in line with other manufactures by now
If fc pr anyone else is interested I can ask my friend about the mileage charges, he has leased Kia Optimas for each of his kids first cars. I’ve driven them and they are all beautiful.

I had a Hyundai Sonata as a rental over the summer and it was a great car.
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:39 PM   #16
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I knew a guy who worked at an auto salvage yard dismantling cars for parts.

I asked him the same question, and his reply was “Nissan Sentra”.

Probably a bit cheaper than a comparable Civic.

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Old 02-21-2018, 10:51 AM   #17
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I knew a guy who worked at an auto salvage yard dismantling cars for parts.

I asked him the same question, and his reply was “Nissan Sentra”.

Probably a bit cheaper than a comparable Civic.

I thought Nissan had a pretty bad reputation recently - especially compared to the other Japanese brands.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:30 AM   #18
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I thought Nissan had a pretty bad reputation recently - especially compared to the other Japanese brands.
I can only speak for the one Nissan ownership experience I've had, which was a 2003 Armada. The only problem we had in ~40K miles was warped rotors, which was a known issue that the dealer fixed for free outside of warranty. New rotors and pads all the way around. That's not a ton of miles, but it's a few.

I've also had a few Altima rentals. Very unmemorable cars in every possible way.

One place where Nissan cuts corners to keep MSRP low is material quality. Hard, painted plastics and cheap switch gear abound. You sit in one, and you'll immediately notice it.
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I can only speak for the one Nissan ownership experience I've had, which was a 2003 Armada. The only problem we had in ~40K miles was warped rotors, which was a known issue that the dealer fixed for free outside of warranty. New rotors and pads all the way around. That's not a ton of miles, but it's a few.

I've also had a few Altima rentals. Very unmemorable cars in every possible way.

One place where Nissan cuts corners to keep MSRP low is material quality. Hard, painted plastics and cheap switch gear abound. You sit in one, and you'll immediately notice it.
Interesting. Someone at work was telling me how Nissan had very poor CR ratings due to reliability.
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:21 PM   #20
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The new Honda Fit Sport. It looks weird but has incredible room and holds it value very well. Lease deals are great on it.
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