Which is the best first car


Asked by GuruFD6L2 Apr 14, 2020 at 02:59 PM

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

Hello, I am a 20 year old young man looking for a first car. I am torn between a
2008 Honda Accord Sedan Manual Transmission with 133k miles on it for
$2500 or a 2012 Mazda 6 automatic transmission with 108k miles, needs a
wheel bearing and there is a small crack in the back bumper for $2600. Both
cars are from private sellers. Any thoughts? What would you recommend?
Thank you so much!

9 Answers


If taken care of the Accord will be more reliable. However, the manual transmission will make it harder to seel when y ou want to move on.

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Sticks used to be a big deal when automatics didn't provide performance. If you choose a stick today, you'll find no advantage, especially when you have to heel-toe each time you downshift. Automatics are preferable, and if you get stuck in heavy traffic, a stick is a REAL pain.

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I would stay away from the automatic vehicle, it sounds like it just wasn’t taken care of. As with any used vehicle you should have a shop check it over, it is money well spent.

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I vote for the Honda. Sounds like it was better taken care of. Buy a vehicle history report and see if it's had regular maintenance visits to a reputable service facility, no accidents, and long term ownership. As mentioned above have a shop check it out for you or have it inspected by a professional inspection company. I've used lemonsquad.com with excellent results. The inspection costs about $150 and is worth it. Hope that helps! Jim


Thanks so much! I appreciate all the help and advice.

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We could help you look for options, If you are around Madras Oregon, feel free to visit https://www.tsandsfordmadras.com/


Ah, local car dealers trolling this international site for customers. This seems like the last resort before bankruptcy.

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