- Jun 15, 2011
- Kimberly, WI
I posted in the “third car as a beater” thread but I wanted to get more specific. My career path has changed. Old job provided me with a company van. My new job is 3-4 miles from my home. That will not be a problem for spring, fall, and summer except for bad weather days. I plan on riding my bike to work when I can. Here is my issue, our other car is a gx 460. I really don’t want to short trip this truck on a daily basis in the winter or on days I need to drive or get called into work for emergencies. I have been thinking about buying a used car, 15k or less, for short trips to work and around town. Our accord is now the go to vehicle for around town stuff and I get it on the highway or longer trips once and awhile. I have been looking at the usuals Honda, Mazda, and Toyota compact and subcompact cars. I would like a vehicle with lower miles rather than something 100k+. Most vehicles I have looked at have good service records are one owners and no accidents. I really don’t care about looks but want a solid runner and can handle being short tripped.