I have my Honda back and plan to keep it until it officially dies or starts having serious safety problems (like shutting off on me, which it definintely does not do). I have decided that my car philosophy is to buy like-new with cash and warranty and keep for 15 years - not as DR says to buy a cheap car that may need more repair costs that it's worth. I will risk buying a beater car only if I needed something temporary to get me from A to B and could live without any needed repairs. For example, this Mitsubishi - since I let a certain mechanic touch it - now goes dead after 20 hours of not being cranked. I don't plan to get the problem fixed - I'll just ensure that I drive it daily and keep it cranked on a regular. Then I'll sell it.
I made this decision after reading a long post in a Facebook group where a lady bought a used car and had significant cost and safety problems with it. Then she ended up taking out a loan for a newer, stress-free car. That's worth it's cost.