Hi Scotty, I'm a student trying to buy a car to go to school. I'm not very familiar with cars and I don't know a lot of people in town(Houston). My school starts in 5 days so I'm in a little bit of time crunch. I have watched your videos on buying used cars, and best cars under 3000$. My budget is 2 - 2.5k and I've already looked at a bunch of cars in that range and I'm so lost. Here are 3 of my several options, 2005 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Automatic - 1800$ 2005 Honda Accord LX (141k miles) - 2500$ 2003 Infiniti G35 6spd Manual (247k miles) - 3000$ All are in good condition apparently, but the Honda needs new front tires. The Honda guy from craigslist also asked me to meet him outside a convenience store's parking lot. I know you always recommend Toyota/Honda/Lexus, but could you please tell me which one I should go for? Also, could I possibly have you take a look at it? Thank you, Ben
Stay away from VW and Infiniti (Part of Nissan division). I like Honda and Toyota/Lexus myself. If you plan on doing work if necessary, then go to Toyota/Lexus. I find Honda very tight tolerante when it come to space and tighten of bolts. If no desire to do any repair then Honda and Toyota/Lexus.
Get a Scion. Its a toyota and very reliable. These cars scion toyota can go 300k to 400k miles with little to no problems. If there’s repair those cars are cheap and a lot of aftermarket parts.
If you want to pay Scotty to take a look at it, you can email him at Scotty.email@example.com
I recommend a toyota because they are reliable.
Most of my knowledge of cars comes from watching Scotty over the past year, so if it interests you, keep watching and you’ll learn a lot. The live car talks are great too even if you don’t have a question. Heck, I don’t even have a car and I watch them because it interests me and there’s there’s a lot of information there squeezed into 30 minutes.