I’m looking into buying my first vehicle in the under $8000 range. I’m looking for a car that gets reasonable gas mileage that will last for at least the next five years while I go to grad school. I have an active lifestyle, and, ideally, I want a car with cargo space and the potential for hauling. I’ve always been advised to stick with Japanese cars, so I’ve been considering the Subaru Outback wagon and the Honda CR-V. In my price range, though, these cars in my area tend to be 10-15 years old have upwards of 130,000 miles on them. Is it wise to purchase a old car with so many miles, or am I looking into money traps?
Thanks for the advice!