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Car guys, need some advice (1 Viewer)

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I’m looking for a car. It doesn’t have to be brand new, but I’d like something no older than 2016. 

I’ll be starting medical school out of state later on this year so I need something reliable that will last me the next 4 years with little or no issues. Also needs to be good on gas. 

Would like it to be 25k or less. 

I have $5k to put down. 

Lastly, I’m a big guy (6’5, 280) so I need something that I can fit in and not be cramped. 

Ive heard good things about Honda’s and Toyota’s. 

Any advice? Thanks. 

 
2016-17 Toyota Avalon XLS with low miles ...got yourself pretty close to a Lexus ES350.  I wouldn't expect any mechanical issues through all of medical school.  

 
This will be the best advice you get in this thread:

If you're going to be a doctor there is an unspoken rule about maintaining an image of competence and professionalism you must uphold.  You may be doing a great job on every other front, but if you insist on apostrophizing plural nouns that image will be shattered and you will end up penniless and destitute with $200k in debt. Don't let that be you. 

$25k will get you plenty of car. 2017 Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.
Haha. Autocorrect. 

And my school is closer to 300k  :bag:

 
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Huge car nut here.  Cannot recommend highly enough considering moving your year requirements back a year or two and focus on the Lexus es350 (mentioned above).  We are on our second, first one went 240k and still drove like a top when we sold it.  In the ES you get an extremely nice car for the money (lightyears ahead of an accord or the like), great ride, solid mpg and dead nuts reliability.  A no brainer choice in my opinion.   Good luck. 

 
Huge car nut here.  Cannot recommend highly enough considering moving your year requirements back a year or two and focus on the Lexus es350 (mentioned above).  We are on our second, first one went 240k and still drove like a top when we sold it.  In the ES you get an extremely nice car for the money (lightyears ahead of an accord or the like), great ride, solid mpg and dead nuts reliability.  A no brainer choice in my opinion.   Good luck. 
Are those have good leg room?

 
Are those have good leg room?
They are a mid size car (built on the same platform as the Camry) so its good.  I’m 6 ft 200lbs and have plenty of room.  You’re a big guy so if a mid size doesn’t work your probably looking at full size trucks and SUV’s as your only sensible option.  

 
Maybe I'm in the minority here but seems like if he has repairs/service then he isn't going to want to be paying Lexus prices in med school.  :shrug:

 
Maybe I'm in the minority here but seems like if he has repairs/service then he isn't going to want to be paying Lexus prices in med school.  :shrug:
It’s a fair question but I will say having owned 2 Lexus’s the repair costs are not what you would anticipate a luxury brand being. They’re Toyota’s at the end of the day.  That along with the fact that it’s super reliable it wasn’t /hasn’t been in issue.  Now my Audi or Porsche, those are different stories in regards to repair costs.  

 
Another vote here for the Honda Accord. 

I am 6’1” and I had a good 4” above me to the roof. 

 

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