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Old 23 Feb 2012, 03:46 pm
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Default Trade in my Honda fit for a Camry ?

I bought a Honda fit in 2009.... Its 2010 Sport 27500 miles on the car. I still owe about $6000. I love this car but it's just a 'bad luck' car for me. It's in good condition. And the blue book value is $12000- $13000. I want to get a normal size car. Im 5'4 so the car is good for me but my parents and brothers are very tall and they hate to sit in the back seat of my car. Ive noticed a lot of people don't see my car on the highway (where I spend most of my time bcos I commute to school mon- fri) and it scares me. One major problem that I had with the car is that the mastor cylinder was damaged and Honda paid for the damages in full and fixed it, but now I'm completely turned off that the brakes might fail again. I want to get a new 2011 or 2012 Camry-- the basic LE.































Should I make the trade... Or not..?!
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 04:01 pm
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both cars are pretty reliable and have long lifespans, but i'd avoid buying a brand new Camry. any brand new car depreciates in value by thousands as soon as you drive it off the lot, and the depreciation only continues as time/mileage goes on. the insurance can also cost a bit more, it just makes more sense to buy one that has a small bit of mile on it already.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 04:16 pm
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I would keep the Fit.































The Camry is larger, but also harder to park, worse on gas, more expensive to maintain and fix, higher on insurance. It just does not make sense. Also, the Fit has more headroom than the Camry since the Fit is a tall car.































The Honda is a great car that lasts very long. Chances of brake master cylinder going bad again in the next 75,000 miles is very slim.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 04:31 pm
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No doubt, a the camry will be more comfortable than your fit and way more quiet on road, and if that's your priority, it's a great reliable car that will be big enough for a long time (until you have 3 kids)
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 04:47 pm
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dont be turned off by the brakes failing you. master cylinders are a tried and true mechanism that rarely fail. sounds like you had a small run of bad luck, but its over. new cars are a horrible investment, maybe look for a almost new one. but often, finance rates are better on new cars so it simply needs to be compared.































also, if your on the highway a lot, the camry will use more gas. My first car was a small honda as well..a CRX. I learned to be a very good defensive driver.
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