First Car - Honda HRV or Crosstrek
I'm looking at buying my first non-beater car before I move out and I have the following offers:
1) 2015 Subaru Crosstrek Sport (with Sunroof, Spoiler & HID Headlights) - for $17,500 with ~111,000KM. The car was in a $4,000 rear accident and has its share of scratches on the paint. This is an offer from a dealership (Kia). Apart from the scratches the CarFax is a little troubling because there's no records of any maintenance on the car.
2) 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Touring (base trim) - for $16,500 also with ~111,000KM. The car was originally purchased in the Quebec but the seller claims to have undercarriage rust protection. Also comes with a fairly new set of winter tires. Otherwise, it's a clean title and a private sale... so I can likely save some $$ on tax.
3) 2016 Honda HRV EX 2WD for 15,000 with 114,000KM. The car was in a minor rear accident ($2200) which I don't think is a red flag. Over all it's a pretty bland car but I think it's quite reliable and I'm getting a fairly good price since it's from a neighbour/family friend so I can also save some $$ on tax.
All of these cars are >100,000KM so most the warranties are expired. HOWEVER, it looks like Subaru extended their CVT warranties to 160,000 or 8 years.
Would love to hear what you think.