Hi there, forum community! From reading through some of the posts on here, it's clear that this is a great place to get the inside scoop on these cars. Although I have to say, it's a little disconcerting to see how many people are reported problems. (But I guess all the people who *don't* have problems don't post about them.)

I'm about to buy my first HCH, and I've narrowed it down to two options, both from private sellers.

Car A:
2005
63,000 miles
IMA battery recently replaced
$10,200
A little more sluggish than Car B.

Car B:
2006
74,000 miles
Nav system
$10,500
Will have to replace 2 tires within a year

Otherwise, the cars are pretty much identical (at least in terms of things I care about). Where I need your help is in figuring out the difference in quality between the 2005s and 2006s, and also how important the IMA battery's age is.

I'm hoping to get some great feedback tonight, because I'm probably going to buy one of these two by the end of the day tomorrow. Thanks!