Stay with Ford Focus 05' or purchase 2011 Ford Fusion?

Asked by Sep 14, 2013 at 06:30 PM about the Ford Focus

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I have had my 2005 Ford Focus for 3 years now and it was about 150K miles on it.  It has had to have about 400-600 dollars worth of repair every year on it and it is in pretty good shape a little bit of rusting on the exterior due to cold climates.  I am looking at getting a 2011 Ford Fusion that has about 42K miles on it and I know the previous owner.  My question is, should I stick with my Focus or get the Fusion? I have two years left of undergrad in college and plan to go on to a graduate program for 4 years.  I most likely won't be able to purchase a car in my graduate program although I have the money now.  Do you think the Focus would last me another 6 years? Or should I go with a more reliable car the Fusion? I do plan to get a new car a few years out of my graduate program.

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Keep the Focus! On avg. I put in around $500 per year of maintenance on my vehicles, it's the cost of ownership. Would you rather have a $300 per month payment instead? Even if you have to drop another $500-1K, you still would be ahead.

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I agree with Tom. Remember to keep up the maintenance on the Focus. Oil changes, chassis lubes, etc. In 6 years it will probably be time to replace it since it will be 14 years old and probably have at least 200,000 miles on it. But for now I say keep it. HTH. -Jim

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