Help with choosing a first car?

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Asked by Jul 12, 2013 at 11:19 PM

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I'm looking for a car with safety, reliability, good gas mileage, and that won't cost an
insane amount for insurance. It would be helpful if I could find a car that isn't too much to
repair if something does go wrong.  A lot of people have told me older Accord's or a Civic
would be good. My price range isn't very good though, 1,000. At most, 1,250. Any
suggestions?

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a toyota camry from the year 1988-1991 are very good cars

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any honda accords or toyota camrys

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The Toyota Corollas from the '90s are amazing cars that are cute, fun to drive, good on gas, and seem to last forever- find one from the original owner with low miles and you are golden- but a lot of people know about these Corollas and are out there hunting, too

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If you like trucks, a Chevy S10 would be a good choice. They're very long lasting. My '03 has 276,900 miles on it. Runs like a champ. Was a NAPA delivery vehicle so it didn't have an easy life either. I've seen S10s go past 300,000 miles with very few problems. HTH. -Jim

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