My daughter has narrowed her choice of cars (to purchase) down to a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 (2dr) with 90,000 miles which has had the engine replaced for $2000. And a 2002 Nissan Maxima with 150,000 miles, a salvage title and a check engine light that two mechanics can’t figure out why it’s on for $1400.
Both are below KBB but her budget is around $2000. I’m leaning towards the Ford, she’s leaning toward the Nissan. The market for used cars is so competitive now. Two other people have made offers on the Ford and we have to decide whether to beat their offers asap.