Q: 2015 Toyota Camry LE w/ 21k miles & accident on rear bumper but no structural damage or 2016 Hyundai Sonata Se, 36k miles??

asked by on

Hi I am currently looking for a new car and have gotten stuck between these 2 options. 2015 Toyota Camry LE w/ 21k miles & accident on rear bumper but no structural damage for $15,000 or a 2016 Hyundai Sonata Se, 36k miles no accidents reported and listed at $14,000. I want a long term opinion because i know toyota parts are more accessible and affordable but im not very familiar with hyundai parts and its costs or value. And i also drive alot.

My car has 36307 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

For the long haul, I would lean toward the Japanese, every time. The Japanese car companies have made it their goal to build cars that would make you want to buy another one when the first is worn out. Hyundai has improved a lot in the last twenty years, but they are still built to be the least expensive car on the market, so compromises must be made. Both cars will probably be relatively trouble free for the first hundred thousand, but the Toyota is built to go on well past that. Either way, you can get a little bit of peace of mind by having a pre-purchase inspection done by Your Mechanic. They can send a technician to the location of the car to look it over for you and let you know if there are any surprises lurking.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2015 Toyota Camry LE w/ 21k miles & accident on rear bumper but no structural damage or 2016 Hyundai Sonata Se, 36k miles??

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: I was thinking about buying a 2000 land rover discovery and read a few reviews. Maintenance and gas mileage were the to biggies.

If it's reliability and low maintenance you want, you'd better look past the Land Rover. It's a shame, because they are really cool cars, but they are very expensive to maintain and are prone to failures. As much as I...

Q: 2009 chevy malibu is the fuel filter above the fuel tank because i have looked every place but there

The fuel system does not have a fuel filter but only a fuel strainer on the bottom of the fuel pump. If there is a problem with plugged fuel system then replace strainer.

Q: No start no crank . Battery, alternates, starter, fuses are all good . Used a voltage meter . Engine is not locked up what is it

If the engine does not crank at all, this is likely an issue related to power supply to the starter. This may be caused by faulty or a bad ground connection or potentially a bad starter relay or starter solenoid....

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...