Which Used Car to Buy - CORRECTED



Okay, I have narrowed my used car purchase for my daughter to the following:

2005 Hyundai ELANTRA GT 5 door hatchback w/51000 miles. Fully equipped with leather, sunroof, etc. ($9200) … OR

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE w/ 37000 miles. Standard equipment, no remote (which troubles me for a kid at college) The price for this is $8950 … OR

2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4 door w/ 11000 miles. The dealer wants $10,800.

Unfortunatley, I am buying in a small(er) town in central Texas so it is hard to come across cars.

Just curious on your thoughts on these options. Is it worth the extra $ to go with the Elantra with low mileage?




Yes. Definitely go with the 2006. And be aware that the dealer will come down in price considerably. He is prepared to do so. All you have to do is ask the right way.


By all means go for the low mileage Elantra; the dealer will come down in price somewhat. A fully equipped car with sunroof will soon incur substantial repair bills, whereas the low mileage Elantra is essentially a new car. Make sure you conduct a title search to make sure it was not in an accident.