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We have one 17-year-old who drives, a 15-year-old with her permit, and a 13-year-old who will be driving in a couple of years. So we're looking for a kid car that will last at least five years. Here are the two we saw today and are considering, though we're open to other recommendations!

1. 2002 Toyota Camry LE, 47,000 miles, one owner, clean Carfax, will need a new stereo to be smartphone-friendly, $6,600 out the door.

2. 2013 Honda Civic EX-L, 44,000 miles, one owner, no accidents reported but had some damage to the right front that was repaired, $11,300 out the door.

Both look to be in very good shape.

The Honda is definitely the nicer car, with more updated features, a moonroof, backup camera, and black leather seats (which I actually fear could get very hot in the summer -- we live in the D.C. suburbs). On the other hand, this is for teenagers, and they don't need anything fancy.

Besides the lower up-front cost, annual insurance on the Toyota will be $1,000 to $2,000 lower than what we'll pay on the Honda (depending on what we do with collision & comprehensive). On the other hand, it's a much older car and will likely incur higher maintenance costs -- how long can we assume a 2002 Camry will keep going without a major repair, even with such low mileage?

We've also been looking at the Kia Optima, but haven't found one we liked.

Any thoughts, insights, or recommendations are greatly appreciated!

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