Time for a new one. I have been trying to avoid it since last fall, but I have to buy another vehicle now. Transmission is about to go on the ol' 2004 Mountaineer, and it feels like the rear is "binding up" on it... that is about the best I can explain it. I've done my due diligence as far as looking at all the vehicles similar to the ones in the title, and I've narrowed it down to those two. I like them both. I had a 2003 Corolla, but sold it because I needed a work truck. The Corolla comes with two years worth of oil changes, but I can get the Elantra about $1500 cheaper here. FWIW, I will be buying new. I have had so much bad luck buying used vehicles in the past that I will never do it again. Yeah I know I'm eating a ton of depreciation... Also, I am not considering a Honda Civic. I had a 2005 model that gave me way too many problems.