我係美國讀緊書~想買架2手車代步~budget USD5000-6000 (最好2000年後, 架車新D)
除日本車外, VW, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Volvo 食唔食油咖?因為日本車都幾貴!
- cathay747Lv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
Hi Kevlin.First of all welcome to United States for your education,I wish you
all the best in your school.
Regrading your questions.You are looking for a good reliable used cars with
good gas milages.Beside Japanese cars,you have VW,Hyundai,Chevrolet,
Volvo in your mind.From my last 19 years experience,I will give you the best
and honest opinions.From my experience I would highly not recommend
VW and Volvo,they are expensive the fix and the gas milage isn't so great.
Regrading Chevrolet,they are reliable with good gas milage,I never test drive
any Hyundai therefore I can not give you any opinions in this specific factory
cars.Beside Chevrolet,I will also highly recommend Ford.Ford build a good
cars,especially their focus model.I own a focus before,the cars build in 2000
when my car dead,it had 285987 miles on it,never encounter a major engine
and transmission problem.Understand nowdays American cars is much
better then the pervious times.
The other questions you have is any used cars out there is the milages less
than 100000 is far better then any cars it has more then 100000 milages.
In this specific question is no standard answer.By what I mean is it is all
depend the owner,if the pervious owner took a good care of their car,the cars
can give you a long run.Instant example any peoples out there own a BMW
or any cars,but they never do any necessary maintenances,it dosen't matter
how many miles they put in their car,it can break down on you so quick and
so bad.Therefore maintenance is very important in order keep the cars run
smooth and prevent any major problems in the future.Any cars has more then
100000 miles when it come down to maintenace,it may need more often.For me cars is like human,it come with age.The older you are,the more problem
you will encounter,it just like cars.When your cars has more then 100000 miles,it need changing timing belts,shock and struct,many other little things.
Good luck,if you have other questions,pls email me.I am living in United States too.
2011-07-19 11:23:14 補充：
fuel conspumtion can also affect by necessary maintenance,such as clean
air filters,spark plugs,clean fuel injector, correct tire pressure.hard braking and accelration can afftect the mpg,no matter how small or how big the engine is
you still can lost mpg,if you do not follow all of the above.
- ChiLv 59 years ago
Here is how I will do my research.
1. Go to website as www.autotrader.com to check for what I can get around the price. To see the pictures of the car to see what kind of cars I like.
2. Once I pick a few model and year that I felt I can afford, and I like the best. I will go to MSN auto at:
- In MSN auto, I can read the particular information related to the model and Year. They have information such as original price of different trim, mile per gallon.
- Usually the same model as Honda Civic made big changes every few years. 1 years difference could be less difference in money, but a big difference in looking of the car as the newer design look better.
- The user review is helpful. You can read them to reveal how people about the particular model. If there is any common problems, you will see more than 1 talk about it.
3. Then, search the car listing online or local paper,or Kelley Blue Book to get more sense on the fair price of the car. Be more caution if you see something is specially check.
- The car record check as www.carfax.com or autocheck.com helps. It is worth to pay around 30 dollars to get a month to 3 months subscription. In US, whenever there is an accident with the car that police called. This kind of auto history website will likely to have a record (except a few States). In ads, they will list the car's VIN number or you can ask for the VIN number. Input it to this website and you will know if the car has accident before or any other BAD history.
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- On car model, I think 6000 is good enough to get a 2000 or newer Honda civics. Cars with smaller engine usually uses less gas. Nissan Sentra is also in your price range.... Also, I like Scion such as XD (Scion is Toyato's younger line.) Well.. For reliable, US cars are not bad too...
For upper level cars such as Volvos, Audi or BMW... suggest you to wait until you graduated first... you will have chance to get one in the future.
- GaryLv 79 years ago
1. No used car saves gasoline - normal wear and tear will make the car consume more gas.
2. Gas consumption is based on MPG - Mileage Per Gallon. So focus on that.
3. Yes (but your budget does not seem to fit that). Any cars more than 100,000 miles will experience major issues due to normal wear and tear.
Remember this - it is a car that has been driven for 10 years (You may not have anything older than that).