astro1819 wrote:JessicaTiger wrote:Unless the Honda is missing an engine, between a new Ford and a pre-owned Honda, there is no contest. Definitely the Honda.
Man, people here do NOT like Ford. I'm not particularly fond of them, but I don't dislike them either. From the reviews I've read and Ford's recent reliability reports and the prices and options they're offering, it seems like a decent choice.
If I buy a used car, let me be clear that it will not be a Ford.
On that note, I want to mention that you can pick up a '88-90 5.0 Mustang for a couple grand, and with about 7-8k in upgrades turn it into a 10 second street legal beast!
I've had an '01 Mustang since it was brand new. Sway bar link broke the other day, and the engine was idling like mad. Fixed for $86.23. But I've got a good mechanic. Nothing else really wrong with it, though it has an exhaust leak. 117k, built Ford tough. Make sure you get something with a huge available parts market, like a domestic or Honda. Honda's are like legos, their parts are all compatible, so it makes owning them cheaper than Toyotas.