Wow, I sparked a whole car conversation! OK, so here's the details on mine (sorry, I'm a huge Honda geek, I used to be a tuner, before I got into tuning computers). The old car was a 2008 Honda Civic Si. It didn't have any real mechanical problems, actually the motor ran like mad and it handled like a dream. It was a blast to drive and honestly if it didn't have all the little issues I would have loved to keep it. Basically, I found out after I bought the car that it had been used for different types of racing (autocross and drag, not absolutely sure, but I have a pretty good idea it was anyway) and the entire interior had been taken out of the car at one point in time. Because of this, when they put the interior back in the car, most of it wasn't put in correctly and EVERYTHING rattled. Of course, I didn't know all of this when I bought it, I just knew that it was low miles and drove great. The rattles didn't actually start until about a month after I bought the car, I bought it as a certified used car from Honda, so I took it into the dealer and when they tried to fix it, they told me that the interior had been removed and was not put back together correctly, and many of the clips that hold the interior parts on had been broken off. After 3 trips to the service department (thank god all were covered under warranty) I finally had enough, so I decided I was just going to wait until the end of the year and then get a new car. Then, I had a belt break in one of the tires and it started shaking really bad, so I decided to move up my timeline and just buy a new car.
So, the new car is a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L. I had my sporty car, now I wanted a luxury car to drive, and being a Honda whore, this was it. The EX-L is the top of the line for the Accord, so it has all the bells and whistles (heated leather seats, dual zone climate control, 6 disk in-dash CD player, heated mirrors, etc). It drives smooth as glass, has NO rattles and is actually big enough for me (at 6 foot 330 lbs) to sit in the back seat without having my legs crammed into the back of the front seats. This morning was the first ride to work I've had without listening to something rattle in over a year! I'm so stoked!! Anyway, I'll try to post a pic or two whenever I get around to taking them.