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Which is Better?

nowayimjosenowayimjose Member Posts: 1
edited May 2015 in Lexus
Today I am seeking advice on whether to buy the 09 Lexus IS250 or the 2011 verison. Both cars come with same features I assume. The color does not matter to me. but Price wise. Which is the better choice?
I am 18 & will be financing the car. I know insurance is going to be high but I am very comfortable with paying what I have to pay & keeping this car for 5 years or even forever If I can. Please tell me what you think.
No rude comments.
The 2009 has 87.6K Miles, Total Cost is 18,000. Est. Payments of 300/month/60 months, No warranty available
The 2011 has 93K Miles, Total cost is 20,000. Est. Pay of 335/month/60 months, 30 day warranty available from carmax.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 182,302

    Today I am seeking advice on whether to buy the 09 Lexus IS250 or the 2011 verison. Both cars come with same features I assume. The color does not matter to me. but Price wise. Which is the better choice?
    I am 18 & will be financing the car. I know insurance is going to be high but I am very comfortable with paying what I have to pay & keeping this car for 5 years or even forever If I can. Please tell me what you think.
    No rude comments.
    The 2009 has 87.6K Miles, Total Cost is 18,000. Est. Payments of 300/month/60 months, No warranty available
    The 2011 has 93K Miles, Total cost is 20,000. Est. Pay of 335/month/60 months, 30 day warranty available from carmax.

    When you are looking at used cars, what's important is how they were cared for.

    All things being equal, the 2009 seems to be a better deal - less miles and lower cost.

    Either way, I'd recommend that you have both cars checked out by a trusted mechanic before buying.

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