I don't frequent any car forums, so I'll ask here. I need to buy a second car, the budget is set around $8k or lower (preferrably lower, of course ). What should I get? What is best, going with a newer "low-end" car or an older more luxurious one? I'm thinking older and bigger, I've been looking at Lexus LS400 from early to mid 90's (around $7k), and also Volvo 850 from 95-97, and they run about $6k - $7k. These are private party prices. Is there an advantage to buying a used car from a dealer? They cost quite a bit more. Any other tips? What newer cars with less MSRP originally can you guys recommend, preferrably midsize or large? No SUVs or pickups, just regular sedans or station wagons. Thanks.