Re: Taking a paper loss - a different take
Yes, Prizm=Corolla. That is why I bought it. Corolla was supposed to be the most reliable car in America and the Prizm is a cheaper Corolla (on the used-car market, at least). I shopped up and down I-5 in two states using carfax.com to check out Prizms. In the end, I bought one from the Enterprise used car lot in north Seattle, got exactly what I wanted for a price lower than any I had looked at before and got a good maintenance history, too. We have bought two vehicles from this same place and are very happy with them. I understand that Enterprise sells their cherries and sends the others to auction. When we bought a Windstar there, I bought a factory drive train warrantee and am glad I did. When the tranny blew, the price of the warrantee was less than half what a tranny would have cost me. The next time we lost a tranny (we travel a LOT), I had it repaired in Canada, for about the same savings.
I am generally happy with Enterprise, too, which is why we were dealing with them. "Your milage may vary." Enterprise has started selling their vehicles in Canada, too (Sarnia and Endmonton, that I know of). No experience with them up here except renting (good weekend deals in Calgary!).
"I am not in a hurry.
I am retired.
And I don't care how big your truck is."