Hondas are by far the best choice vehicle no matter your financial situation for many reasons.
We have had a total of 4 Honda automobiles within the last 20 years as well as 4 other vehicles that were made by different makers each. Our Hondas have driven and held up better by far and all cost less than our others to maintain. I can't say that this is true in all Hondas but for us we have only had one issue that was the same with all of our Hondas and not our other makes and that was the CV joints. In our 2003 they have begun to go bad as they did after around the same time span (it is 2018 now so 15 years which is older than a lot of people chose to have a vehicle but with Hondas I would not hesitate and we have always bought ours at least a few years used. They make a loud clicking noise when you turn the steering wheel hard and we never had that in our other makes but that could also be because we did not keep them near as long as we do our Hondas. It is under $200 to have repaired or we priced parts around $60 if you are a "fix it yourself" person. That is not anything in would complain about being that it is the only major issue we have had that seems to happen with our Hondas more than the other makers. (It could even be something we should have had maintenanced but did not know because while we tend to taken the best way for us financially and beat way to guarantee you know all work actually performed etc we are far from mechanics (I can change tire, check oil and other fluids etc but it is my husband who is able to figure out how to do maintenance and repairs along with our best friends "Google" and "Youtube". Of all the different makes of cars out today no matter your financial status a Honda would be my choice above all others!