Hi all, I am an older lady with two Hondas. Both have about 60,000 miles and neither has had major problems. Neither has been garaged. I am moving to a place where I only have room for one. Seeking advice on whether the older Honda Fit is likely to deteriorate sooner and need more maintenance later. Details:
My 2010 Fit (base model, automatic transmission) has mostly been driven locally in a small Texas town (less than a mile a day most days), with only a few long trips. Exterior trim around windshield and windows is starting to discolor and deteriorate from sun exposure.
My sister’s 2018 Honda Civic is a beautiful car in excellent shape with rear view cameras, a sun roof and Apple Car Play. My sister’s daily commute was 2 hours on highways for the first year, and then it sat for a year before I received it. It was not garaged but has been parked in shade in Virginia until I brought it to Texas several months ago.
I love my old Honda with its great visibility and all of the room. The Civic’s rear view cameras are a very helpful safety feature and I find I miss those when driving the Fit. I am considering upgrading the Fit with rear view cameras and Apple Car Play and replacing the windshield and window trim so I can sell the Civic.
Sell the beautiful Civic in excellent shape and make more money to invest in the Fit?
Sell the Fit for not much $$$ and keep the newer Civic (with less room to haul and less visibility)?
Since I am older, this is likely to be the last car I own. I have considered putting the Civic out by the airport as a car share rental for income.
My question is, am I setting myself up for more maintenance costs in the future if I keep my older Fit? I am concerned about perhaps needing a new automatic transmission at some point.
Thank you all for your advice. I appreciate you!