Which car should I keep?
December 4, 2013 7:00 AM Subscribe
I own two cars. I need only one. But which one? Both are very reliable and always have had regularly scheduled maintenance. Their resale values are both tiny. Overall I am not partial to either one. So tell me which one I should keep in the driveway. Most importantly, tell me WHY.
posted by Longtime Listener to Travel & Transportation (30 answers total)
Here are the candidates:
1999 SATURN SL2: It has only 95,000 miles on it. It is basic transportation. Manual transmission. Manual door locks. Manual windows. It has a few drawbacks: The brakes are merely adequate. Nothing wrong with them, just wimpy by design. It also seems to have a light front end, which makes traction a little iffy on slick pavement from a standing stop.
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY: A bigger, more solid, more comfortable car. But it has been around the block a lot more at 134,000 miles. Automatic transmission. Power windows. Power door locks (which sometimes make funny noises, and now one of the back doors won't lock at all). The trunk lid collects water, which it dumps into the trunk when the lid is lifted, giving the whole car a musty smell until everything dries out.