Full disclosure - I know very little when it comes to cars and would appreciate any thoughts you might have.
I'm in the market for a second hand car, looking to spend between $7-12k. I know the market is fairly pricey at the moment but I need to replace my very old car which has just carked it.
I'm looking mainly at Toyotas and Mazdas for reliability and hopefully cheaper repairs. In particular, I've seen a few Toyota Camry hybrids (2010-2012 models that have done about 150,000kms) for around $10k and thought these might be a decent option (especially in terms of fuel efficiency).
Obviously battery degradation is main concern with a hybrid that's about 10 years old and done a fair few kms. I'd really appreciate any thoughts or insights you might have on this issue or alternative options you think I should be looking at.
Thanks in advance!