I have a 2009 Civic EX Coupe with 125k miles. Right now it’s running without issue and I expect it to for awhile. Over the past 4 years I had to replace the AC compressor, water pump, tensioner and pulley, and front struts. Now the paint is peeling. It’s beat up, but runs without issues now.
I see that I can buy a new 2021 Kia Forte for around $17k minus whatever I sell my Civic at (around 5k) with 0% financing for 5 years.
It’s nice not having a car payment, but it would also be nice to have a car that I know would be trouble free for awhile with a good warranty.