WTB Car for my daughter… (16 Years - new driver)

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  1. Patrick Gould

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    Just recently sold my first car, 1992 Honda Accord. I bought it when i was 16 for $3,000 at a used car dealer, did everything in this thing! Sold it with 280,000 miles for $1600. Cant go wrong with the Honda for reliability. Put less money into that 1992 in the 10 yrs i owned it then i have in our 2007 Toyota 4Runner in a year!

    Good Luck with the driving daughter
     
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    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    How about a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/ just 90,000 miles on it? Well cared for as it is my spouse's car -- and she's treats it better than the treats me!;) Seriously, the Jeep's body, interior and mechanical are all in great condition. But it is nearly 14 years old and she is looking for something new (most likely a new 2014 Grand Cherokee) so the old one might have to go.

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    My first car was a '78 Toyota truck, 2wd, so yea, that sweet little truck Robert posted would be fun to own.

    I "knew" a girl with a Volvo wagon, so while I do like old Volvos, I don't plan to buy my daughter a wagon.

    Bailey those numbers about your first Honda pretty well sum it up. Not sure if the newer Honda cars will hold up to the reputation they have established, but they are great runners.
     
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    Dan, thanks for the reply. I am interested and I will discuss this with my daughter over the weekend in case your wife decides to update her vehicle.
    Jeff
     
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    Jeff, as the father of two daughters I can understand your sentiment towards wagons, my girlfriends father must have felt the same when I pulled up in my dad's VW van ;). I've had 7 Hondas, from an '86 to a 2007. I can say they're great cars with a couple caveats: Stay away from the 1st generation (1998-2004) 4-speed automatics, newer ones seem to be ok but after putting 2 in a '97 (1st on Honda @ 40K, 2nd on me @ 190K), I went to a manual in the 2007. If buying used, critical to ascertain coolant has been changed per recommended intervals (true with any aluminium engine). You can check coolant PH with a voltmeter, gives you a better picture of condition than visual. The newer 4-cylinder engines have gone to a timing chain as opposed to the old belt that had to be changed @ 60-90K so I would say for long term reliability, they will be better. Toyotas are pretty bullet-proof as well.
     
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    Those era Jeeps were great runners especially with the 4.0 engine. We had one a while ago that had close to 200,000 miles on it and it still ran great. One of my friends has a one for a daily driver that has close to 300K. He commutes from Mason Lake to Poulsbo every day. The other good thing about them is that they are so easy to work on.
     
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    I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima 4 door I will be getting rid of in the near future. It has high miles (around 170k), but it's pretty clean. Been my daily driver for years. It need a fix with the electrical system, which I'm going to do as soon as I get some free time. It's not perfect by any means, but it has been reliable for me, and once I get it going again I will practically give it away to make up space in the driveway. Just a thought.
     
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    Dan

    Thank you and Donna for making the car transaction so easy. My daughter loves the Jeep! IMG_20130505_154056_609.jpg
     
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    Wow! It looks brand spanking new. Hope she has lots of trouble free miles.
     
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    Nice car! .......lucky girl!......now comes insurance. You can get some big discounts if she's a good student ( at least a 3.0). My agent told me it was a bigger ding to lose the student discount than it was to get her first moving violation!
     
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    Good advice. I think I will take her in to sit down with the agent so we hear all these details together. So far, so good. Don't want a car to be a distraction to her schoolwork.
     
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