Tag Archives: used car

Hunted: Honda Civic

Last fall a friend of mine, Lilly, had a 1992 Honda Civic that was slowly falling apart. She had the typical concerns of safety and reliability, and not knowing what to do when it came to cars. So ignoring things … Continue reading

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Should You Buy A Used Chevy Volt Later?

While the first Chevy Volt only recently rolled off the production line, I’m contemplating how it will stack up on the used car market in a few years. Traits of good used car buys include the use of proven technology, … Continue reading

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Cars Aren’t Getting More Expensive Are They?

Fifteen years ago I bought my first car for $4k, exactly what I thought the used car price sweet spot was at the time. It was a good, basic Honda Civic with 87k miles on the odometer. It lasted a … Continue reading

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2001 Kia Rio: Your Basic Korean Bargain, En Espanol

When it was new Kia really broke new ground, not with automotive engineering but with a 5 year 60,000 mile warranty and a 10 year 100,000 powertrain warranty on a car with a base price of $8,595. That takes confidence. … Continue reading

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5 Year Bargain: 2005 Scion tC Coupe

I see these everywhere which indicates they’ll be easy to find as used cars and parts will be widely available. The general conditions of the ones I’ve seen are very good. This two door hatch took over where the Toyota … Continue reading

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How to Avoid A Classic Craigslist Scam

Out of curiosity, last week I checked Craigslist to see if there was a Toyota MR2 for sale locally. Sure enough there was a nice one on there with a TGTBT (Too Good To Be True) asking price. And while … Continue reading

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