Hyundai vs Honda v.commuter car

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  1. WyldKat

    WyldKat Come with me if you want to live.

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    So I'm going to be needing a sub $4000 car for commuting very very soon. I've been looking at mostly Honda since they have a very good reputation and I hear these things can get a 250k miles before they finally die...

    Of course...the only Hondas I find in my area that are in that price range already HAVE at least 150k miles, and these are 10 year old cars. :ugh:

    So I look up Hyundai and find lots of 5 year old cars with 60k miles on them for sub $4k.

    The only requirements is that it has to be a gas sipper, be able to sustain 75mph for 50 miles, and be reliable enough to survive two years with only maintenence.

    How is Hyundai reliability? I don't know anything about them other than they are fairly cheap even brand new.

    I'm also open to suggestions regarding another make to look at. In my area there are a lot of cavaliers and other cheap domestics but they are fairly high mileage too and I'd rather not even deal with that. :p
     
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    go for teh honda
     
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    A 10 year old car with 150k miles on the odometer? :hsugh:
     
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    Hyundia = P.O.S

    Get off the wallet and get a Honda.
     
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    Okay...

    So why is a 10 year old honda with 150k miles on it better than a 5 year old Hyundai with 60k miles on it?
     
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  12. JwM

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    I have personally seen Hondas with over 500K on the clock. Now, this is people that take them ON the dot for oil changes, etc. and don't rag them out. Depending on the person that owned the car 150K isn't bad for a Honda. The key is to find a one owner car that has all their records still. There are many people out there like that. My neighbor is a good example. She has like a 91 Accord with like 300K on the clock. The car is in GREAT shape, garage kept, etc.


    I personally don't have any hands on experience with hyundai, so I wouldn't be able to tell you.
     
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    what honda are you looking into??
     
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    When I see a car has 150k miles on it I get a little concerned :o

    So...in the popular hondas that one could get used (lets say under 5k), what are the common problems @150k and post 150k?
     
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    It doesn't matter, although it has to have a 4cyl.

    I don't really know much about Hondas. :hs:
     
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    That's good to hear, I'm kind of hoping to find one that was owned by a businessman or older person, they tend to keep better care of their cars.
     
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    If you were saying brand new Hyundai versus 10yr old Honda, I might have to think but with what you've presented it is still Honda all the way.

    As for problems on a 4 banger Civic/Accord from the mid nineties, there won't be any except maintenance which would would have to do on both cars (if you go with the Hyundai make sure it had the 60k service.)
     
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    hyundai sucked for reliability until around 02/03. they weren't actually reliable cars until the 04 MY.
     
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    well, it is best to change the timing belt and water pump around 150K. If it's a 5 speed, maybe the clutch, but doubtful. Just depends on how they drove it, i.e. if they ever rode the clutch, etc. Other than that, it should be good to go for quite some time. I can't think of much else other than just a basic tune up.
     
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    Don't be an idiot. get a honda..

    or toyota really :dunno:
     

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