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I tend to buy new cars, but I have a preference for high-performance cars with manual transmissions that can be used as a daily driver. Knowing how I drive my cars, I don't necessarily want an used car that's been driven like that.

I'd have no hesitation buying a mainstream "appliance" car, such as a Camry, a Buick or a minivan used. I'd also think about buying a low mileage performance car used, if it's one that can't be used as a daily driver, and if I could talk with the previous owner. There are a lot of Vipers and Ferraris out there with only a few thousand miles on them.


How do you find the sweet spot regarding used performance vehicles? My vehicle preference falls somewhere between appliance and high-performance. My current car was someone else's weekend/play car (assumption based on mileage when I bought it) but it's my daily driver. Obviously I want a non-abused, reliable vehicle but I'm not willing (affordability aside) to pay new car prices either.

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