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Looking to buy a car. Which cars falls in this category?

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Looking to buy a car. Which cars falls in this category?

Hi,

I am looking to buy a car that has the following:

- V6
- Normal fuel (not premium)
- Reliable and good on maintenance

Anything in the $15k range.

So far, I have only narrowed it down to a 2013 Honda Accord V6, but I want to know if there is something better out there?
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Since reliability was in original post, I ruled out AWD car. Otherwise a G37X would be possibly suitable too.
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'13 Accord is a good choice. Get that. Nice looking car.
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Since the buyer doesn't seem to be a car enthusiast, I'd say a 4 cylinder camry with a V6 badge on it.
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I'd say either;

Toyota Camry
Honda Accord

If you plan on keeping the Accord for some time, the V6 that Honda makes all use timing belts so you'll have a hefty bill sometime down the road.
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zakregent wrote: If you plan on keeping the Accord for some time, the V6 that Honda makes all use timing belts so you'll have a hefty bill sometime down the road.
I wouldn't dismiss the 4-cylinder Accord - definitely enough power to get around - might be able to get a newer model/less issues and maintenance down the road with it.
Subaru Legacy is a good choice too.
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Well, since these are very broad criteria to work within, I suggest one of the following, in varying levels of seriousness.

- Fiero with a GM 3800 swap
- V6 Mustang
- Certified Pre-Owned Malibu, Impala, Altima, Fusion, etc.
- Any of the dozens of domestic, Japanese, Korean generic crossover/mallrat CUVs.
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Yeah I know but OP was looking for a V6 variant.
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Honda Accord. It has a smooth ride quality and nice exterior/interior.
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2012-2013 v6 Camry or a 2011-2012 Lexus ES
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Chevy Impala. Those things are very reliable.
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2008-2014 Cadillac CTS has v6 engine, uses regular gas, offered in either fun RWD or steady AWD, with a lot of luxury options.
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The Ford fusion in addition the Camry and Accord suggestions.
V6 Altima and Maxima as well but the VQ and CVT have known issues.
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V6 Mazda6 (same as above Fusion). Both cheap but not without issues. Gotta find a well taken care of one, and weed out all the ghetto ones.

Maxima for sure if you can find one with a manual transmission. VQ engines are pigs on gas though, at least in AWD/RWD applications. GM V8's are even more efficient...there's GM half tons getting as good of fuel economy as a VQ equipped car. I'm getting about 350km a tank in my 94 5.0L Mustang and it uses regular gas, same as people I know with Infiniti G's or Nissan Z's - but those might even be using premium on those high strung ones.

But that's beside the point. Plenty of solid V6 FWD cars out there. I'd personally avoid GM/Buick V6 unless it's a supercharged 3800 with the HD transmissions, or whatever solid 3100, 3400, or 3800 that don't have junk plastic gasket intake manifold issues, and transmissions made of glass.

I picked up a $500 '93 Camry V6 with nearly 400,000 on it that I'm confident I could get to 500,000 problem free. It still has jam to it too.

Accords tend to ask too much...I notice a bubble going on with the used Accord market. Late 90's to 2007 or so Honda had some terrible automatic transmissions mated to their V6's, something to avoid, but for $15k you should be able to get the newer gen ones with better transmissions - still something to make sure of.
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Thanks for all the replies! I will definitely look into this recommendations.
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Why V6 specifically? Just wondering.
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I've driven v4 cars, and then have driven more powerful cars...and I feel v6 would be the best midpoint for daily driver thats not that slow

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