Right now, I'm driving a '96' toyota camry LE. 226K, you'd think it would be purring like a baby. I put $1200 into it in February, and can't justify making any more expensive repairs to a car this old.
So the time has come for a new one!
Here's what I'm after:
Trunk space for my Marshall JCM800 412 (fits in the camry with space, boo-ya)
CD player/4 speakers
winter tires if possible
No real preference for transmissions, I haven't learned manual but I hear it costs less.
Decent to look at!
What I'll do with it:
- 20km round trip to work 4 nights a week
- 1300km round trips home 3-4x a year
- drive people and stuff to various gigs
My budget is $5,000 with limited flexibility. I'm hoping to get into an '04 or '05 if possible. Right now I've emailed a couple guys on autotrader:
2006 Mazda MAZDA3
2003 Nissan Maxima SE
I've also browsed Pontiac Vibes online as well (cheaper then a Matrix).
This will be my first personal car purchase, and I will be consulting family members as well before making any purchases. I'm open to any help you guys can offer!
Volvo V40/V70. DO IT