Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
OK - so I have a topic for discussion: Let's suppose you were going to buy a car (new or used) that you plan to drive until it has at least 150K+ miles. What would you buy? You should consider the entire experience - longevity, total cost of ownership, comfort, economy, performance, style, etc. But it will be your ONLY car for the next 150K+ miles.
Toyota Camry 4 cylinder or Honda Accord 4 cylinder. The Camry is a more comfortable riding car, plenty of room, and great MPG, but it's a cruiser, not a driver's car...the Accord is more of a driver's car yet still comfortable enough, roomy enough, and decent MPG. Both legendarily reliable over the long haul.
My dad drives a 2012 Camry and my uncle a 2012 Accord, both 4cyl. automatics (6-speed for the Camry, 5-speed for the Accord). Both of them observe speed limits for the most part (for example setting the cruise at a real 69-70 mph on the highway where the limit is 65) and both average slightly over 30mpg.
10 years ago my answer would have been something different, I'm sure....lol. If costs were not a factor my choices would also be different.