I think ati 13 is right, it will probably have to be older but that doesn't mean it won't be reliable. I would look for a toyota, mazda, nissan. They seem to be the longest lasting cars. I have a mazda 626 with 250,000 miles on it. Have had it over 10 years and other than basic upkeep I have only has one major thing to do about 6 years ago that cost around 2,000.00 but other than that never had any problems. And to tell you the truth, I don't treat my car very well, lol, so I'm impressed with how it's held up. We also bought a nissan pathfinder used it has 150,000 miles and runs great. And Toyotas seem to be known for running forever. I see them on ebay (where we purchased our nissan) craigslist and the local newspaper and I see alot of these cars for 4,000 or under.
at 11:22 AM on Nov. 13, 2009