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Old 01-14-2016, 04:29 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
For an 80 year old, you still have some options in transportation. But realistically, how many years do you expect to be driving?

I would tell you to buy that Honda Accord or Toyota Camry and just drive it as long as it's reliable--which means it may be your last car. Properly maintained, either will go 250K or 300K miles.

I have leased a number of cars over the years--but they were especially incredible lease deals supported by manufacturers' incentives.

Now that I'm retired, I just choose my cars carefully for dependability and low depreciation. I'm now running a Lexus IS and a Honda Civic--along with a diesel Ford F250. And I've not had a single warranty claim in the last 550,000 miles driven--which means cars have never been more reliable.
At least they are more reliable in the first 36,000 miles.

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Old 01-14-2016, 04:46 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by JOHNNIE36 View Post
Bought a 2016 Camry XLE yesterday. Wanted to get in on 0% financing, zero out of pocket, while that deal was still available. Took it for 72 months but plan to pay it off in about five years. Now the dealer has to search inventory for the color (ruby) and the leather (almond) we want. I mentioned earlier that this is probably our last car so it better be a good one. If I can just get the other dealers to stop calling me I'll be happy.
Good choice... hard to go wrong with a Camry. I was going to suggest that since you think this is your last car and you were considering Honda or Toyota that you consider splurging for an Acura or Lexus.

Some friends of our recently got a Avalon and love it. Perhaps your Toyota dealer would let you upgrade to that if you want one last splurge and they don't have a Camry in stock.

Anyway, congratulations. I'll be in SCC tomorrow.

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