Hey friends! Mr.TenInch and I are researching buying a car and punching the numbers to make sure we can afford all the associated costs. We are pretty excited about it but I would love some input from you guys, and maybe someone could share to oppolock?

We are currently looking at used Toyota Camry/Corollas, hoping for less than 80k miles and aiming for $8k (because Washington state sales tax is 10% so that’s basically adding a grand on top of sticker price)

Any advice on what sort of years we should zoom in on, what sort of maintenance/replacements we should expect in the first year (beyond regular oil changes), maybe other makes/models that could give us top notch reliability and gas mileage?