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Old 02 Jan 2011, 11:31 am
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Default Should I buy an automatic 1997 V-Tech Honda Civic with 173,000 miles on it for $2,500?

The guy won't come down in price.















I am a 19 year old girl. Its my first car. My dad found a really reliable but boring 1997 Camry for the same price. I have $5,500. Maybe I should buy both cars? (I am serious.) I don't make much money but I figure if the V-tech breaks down I can always drive the Camry. If worse comes to worse I can always get another student loan to buy an engine if the V-Tech is bad but the engine sounds good. I don't see a down side regarding having 2 cars.































But my main question is regarding the V-Tech. Is that car worth around $2,500. I live near Los Angeles, CA.
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Old 02 Jan 2011, 11:46 am
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too many miles, don't buy it. try an old volvo, stick shift. they never die and are very safe
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Old 02 Jan 2011, 12:01 pm
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Too many miles. Find something dependable that gets the best gas mileage possible. In a few years you'll realize a car is only transportation and he who uses the least gas wins.
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student loans aren't meant to be used for a car.















buy the camry.
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Old 02 Jan 2011, 12:31 pm
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Way too much money for the miles. I would look for something else.
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Old 02 Jan 2011, 12:46 pm
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As for the Civic if the guy took care of it ( oil changes, basic maintenance ) the civic will last but it seems alot safer to buy both just in case something happens. I've owned 1 civic and I got it at 150,XXX miles it died at about 300,XXX miles but again it just depends on how well the owner took care of it
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Old 02 Jan 2011, 01:01 pm
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I think you should buy 2 cars. One for the healthy you and one for the immature child.
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